Climate activists holding route-less ‘snake march’ through downtown Friday

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The protest group Extinction Rebellion closed the Burrard Bridge Monday, Oct. 7. They are holding a route-less ‘snake march’ through downtown Vancouver on Fri. Oct. 18. Photo Dan Toulgoet/Vancouver Courier

The same group that held a day-long disruption on Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge to draw attention to climate issues will conduct a route-less “snake march” in downtown Friday afternoon.

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver has organized the march, which will involve participants “snake marching through downtown with signs, songs and love for our planet.”

The marchers will be assembling at Georgia and Hamilton streets at 4:30 p.m. and will soon begin to wind their way through downtown streets carrying banners and signs.

“There is no planned route – it will be up to the rebels marching on the day to decide where we are going!” says Extinction Rebellion.

Similarly, the end point and time will be up to the protesters.

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver’s action on the Burrard Bridge on Oct. 7 resulted in 10 arrests.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom