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Indigenous rights, pipeline protesters block main access to Port of Vancouver – CityNews Vancouver

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202060 Views

Feb 25, 2020

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – They cleared the way on Monday meaning West Coast Express service would resume the next morning, but Indigenous rights and pipeline protesters have set up a blockade at the main entrance to the Port of Vancouver.

Dozens of people packed the intersection of Hastings Street and Clark Drive Monday afternoon, shutting down the main entry point to one of the country’s largest and busiest ports.

Many of the demonstrators gathered around a small fire overnight, with things remaining relatively quiet and calm.

The mood was upbeat Tuesday morning, despite a police presence in the area. While officers have an injunction they can enforce, issued to the Port of Vancouver after a separate blockade weeks ago, they’ve only been redirecting traffic, with no signs yet they’ll move to impose the court order.

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