It’s been two weeks since the BC Supreme Court granted an injunction to BC Hydro, allowing it to remove protesters from the Site C dam project area.
But that hasn’t discouraged opponents, about 50 of whom gathered in front of BC Hydro headquarters on Dunsmuir Street today in to protest the project.
“I’m scared for a world that has a Site C dam, that has LNG, and that does not have salmon and wildlife… and I’m willing to put my life on the line to stop that from happening.”
“I will not be having a bite of food, and I will not be leaving this property unless there’s a halt to construction and the Treaty 8 are properly consulted.”
Activist Audrey Siegel says it was the injunction itself that brought her out to protest in the rain.
“It’s an example of the ongoing criminalization of protesters. Even just using the word protesters shows a very slanted view of who the people are and what they’re doing.”
In addition to the demonstration, three tents have been set up in front of the building and some activists are staging a hunger strike.