October 21, 2019

A small group of climate activists held up traffic at the Bridgeport Bridge to send a message about climate change Monday morning.  

Activists with Extinction Rebellion blocked roads in a peaceful protest calling for action on climate change in Kitchener, Ont., on Monday, Oct. 7 as part of global demonstrations.

Just before 8 a.m., armed with signs bearing messages like “We are knee deep in dead canaries,” they walked in front of commuters, stopping traffic for two minutes at a time.

Some members passed out pamphlets and cookies to stalled drivers.

Motorists who were caught up in the protest had mixed opinions on the stunt – some said it was “the worst way to get attention” while others rolled down their windows to shout messages of support.

The protestors are part of Extinction Rebellion, a Canada-wide movement that advocates for stronger government action on climate change, policies that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025, and the creation of democratic assemblies to oversee these changes.

@PatrickSpoke

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