A group of activists, Extinction Rebellion, are expected to make it to Victoria on Sunday after a trek from Vancouver.
Between 50 to 80 protestors began their march on Friday where members of Extinction Rebellion held a rally in downtown Vancouver to kick off a four-day journey dubbed “Walk for Mother Earth.”
The group plans to finish their multi-day trek at the Legislature in Victoria and activists are calling on the province to “tell the truth about the unfolding ecological catastrophe.”
This includes Premier John Horgan’s approval of the Site C dam, failure to oppose the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion, as well as failure to enact endangered species legislation.
The demonstrators will walk from Vancouver to the ferry terminal before boarding a ferry Sunday morning. Their plan is to make it to Saanichton by Sunday evening and finish up their remaining 25-kilometer stretch to the Legislature on Monday.
Once they arrive, the group plans to hold a rally, which includes nailing their proposed “Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill” to the legislature doors.
After the rally, the Extinction Rebellion group is expected to occupy the Johnson Street bridge on Monday, however, the timing of this is unknown.
The walk will take place on public roads and plans to be disruptive, but protesters must wear masks and physically distance while walking.