Nearly five days after a court granted an injunction against demonstrators occupying a Burnaby apartment building, it remains unclear when police will move in.
No power, no water, and no plans to budge from a group occupying a building on Imperial street to protest the demolition of affordable rentals.
Dave Diewert with The Alliance Against Displacement says the protesters have had three visits from police, but no attempt to force them out yet.
That, even though the developer had set a brisk timeline for pre-demolition work.
“They were planning on having the hazmat team come in on Monday. They have since looked through the other three buildings that Amacon is going to demolish here, so maybe they’ll start with the other buildings until they clear us out,” says Diewert.
Diewert says people have been stopping by with food donations for the dozen or so occupiers, who he says are willing to go to jail to make their point.
Demonstrators say hundreds of units of affordable housing have been lost to development in the Metrotown Area, but the city’s mayor says the units are needed, and the land has become too valuable for low-rise apartments.