Friday, June 14, 2024

Topless Save Old Growth protester climbs atop Victoria Visitor Centre in downtown


A topless Save Old Growth protester climbed on top of the Victoria Visitor Centre Tuesday morning and draped banners over the tourism information.

The protester, known as Ever on social media, is the same person who ran onto the field at during an international Canada-Curaçao soccer game at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver on June 9th.

Her breasts were exposed and the trained seamstress glued herself to a goalpost causing the game to be delayed.

During yesterday’s incident at Belleville and Government Street along Victoria’s inner Harbour, Ever had the words “961 days left” written across her bare chest and back.

The countdown of days refers to a statement made in February 2022 by Sir David King who said, “What we do in the next three to four years…will determine the future of humanity.”

“My dangerous areolas are a threat to some,” said 37-year-old Ever, acknowledging societal discomfort with women baring their breasts.

“I’m attracting attention to raise an alarm for our world in crisis—a place where ancient trees that give all of us the oxygen we breathe are clear cut for profit,” she added.

According to the group, the Victoria Visitors Centre was selected because “the Centre’s own history fails to acknowledge Victoria’s painful and difficult history of negotiations that forced the Lekwungen-speaking people from their seasonal site in the inner harbour.”

Ever remained on top of the visitor centre for over two hours. VicPD arrived on site but did not attempt to remove or arrest her.

“My actions may seem dramatic but we need dramatic change now for a liveable future tomorrow,” says Ever.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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