TransLink applies for an injunction to block protesters today

TransLink says it has applied for an injunction in reaction to a planned protect in Vancouver today (Wednesday).

Hosted by Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver and the Wet'suwet'en Solidarity – Coast Salish Territory, a Facebook event notes that a protest rally will be held at the Broadway and Commercial Drive intersection at 5 p.m. on Feb. 19.

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“TransLink today has filed an injunction application with BC Supreme Court seeking to prevent protesters from occupying any TransLink facilities,” reads a statement. “While TransLink supports the right to peaceful protest, the safety of our customers and our staff is our priority. We have taken the step of requesting an injunction for all properties to ensure the hundreds of thousands of people who rely on the Expo and Millennium Lines, Canada Line, SeaBus and other TransLink facilities every day can get to their destinations safely. We understand a protest is planned for this evening near Commercial Broadway SkyTrain Station.

"This is one of the busiest stations on the system and is a vital link for the more than 25-thousand customers who travel through each day. This injunction will not prevent protests from blocking municipally and provincially owned roadways. Bus customers should be prepared for delays and detours.”

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