There was another demonstration in downtown Victoria Thursday as part of a week of protests demanding climate action.
The demonstration was aimed at getting the attention of banks that invest in fossil fuels, according to the activists with the group Rise and Resist.
Dozens of people showed up to protest at 12 p.m.outside several banks on Douglas Street. Many people cut up their bank cards and pledged to take their money out of their bank if the institutions continue to fund fossil fuel projects. Rise and Resist says RBC, TD, Scotiabank, BMO and CIBC have invested billions of dollars in fossil fuel projects.
The demonstration is part of an overall climate movement that is putting pressure on financial institutions to divest billions from fossil fuel projects in favour of renewable energy projects.