A protest has blocked the intersection of Granville and Drake in Downtown Vancouver following a protest that started Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Cambie and Broadway and lasted until early this morning.
Vancouver police have stated that the protest is currently blocking the Granville Street Bridge in both directions. As such, drivers are advised to avoid the area.
just walked by another pipeline protest on Granville St. Vancouver, Native Women in Protest in consolidation shouting NO PIPELINE ON NATIVE LAND. I agree with them— P. Jeff van Reeuwyk (@j345vr) February 12, 2020
TransLink has also advised commuters of a number of detours due to the march. Acording to the latest alert, the 4 UBC/ Powell, 7 Dunbar/Nanaimo Station, 10 Downtown/Granville, 14 UBC/Hastings, 16 Arbutus/29th Ave Station and 50 Waterfront Station/False Creek service are on detour due to a march blocking the Granville Bridge.
Delays up to 30 minutes have been reported.
@BissonYVR had Tweeted that Dunsmuir street is closed at Seymour and that all traffic is turing north on Seymour.
Another day in #Vancouver, another protest blocking streets. Dunsmuir closed at Seymour downtown. All traffic must turn North on Seymour. Avoid Dunsmuir. This is getting out of hand. #VanPoli #bcpoli pic.twitter.com/UsXn9eAO7m— A Bisson (@BissonYVR) February 12, 2020
“Our passion for freedom is stronger than your prisons!” Protest in solidarity with #Wetsuweten winding its way through downtown #Vancouver with @VancouverPD escort. #bcpoli #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/3GRIR1FmBB— Mike Hager (@MikePHager) February 12, 2020
The protestors are supporting First Nations opponents to a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C. Here is what some of them had to say at yesterday's protest.