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TRAFFIC: Protest occupying one lane of Douglas Street southbound

Extinction Rebellion activists are marching from Vancouver to the B.C. legislative building
An Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island (XRVI) climate change event in 2019 saw a large crowd occupy the Johnson Street bridge. (Black Press Media file photo)

One southbound lane of Douglas Street is closed Monday afternoon while environmental activists finish their four-day trek from Vancouver to the B.C. legislative building.

Traffic is delayed, Victoria police tweeted, and motorists are asked to consider taking an alternative route.

The activists are part of Extinction Rebellion, a global environmental movement that uses protests and nonviolent civil disobedience to pressure governments to take action on climate change. Over the weekend, they started a four-day walk from Vancouver to Victoria, with plans to end up at the B.C. legislative building by 5 p.m.

READ ALSO: Extinction Rebellion activists march from Vancouver to Victoria this weekend

A rally against sexualized violence is also scheduled at the legislative building for 5 p.m.

Both groups have asked attendees to wear masks and stay physically distanced.


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