Crews were sent to clean the deck of the Johnson Street Bridge Sunday morning, after protesters painted a mural during a demonstration.
Demonstrators in support of some Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs fighting a natural gas pipeline blocked major roadways around downtown Victoria Saturday.
After shutting down traffic in the Fort and Douglas they moved on to block the Johnson Street bridge just after 3 p.m.. While on the bridge they painted a mural across the deck that said “No Consent, No Access,” referring to efforts by Coastal Gaslink company to build on Wet’suwet’en territory.
Officials with the City of Victoria says they redirected crews this morning to wash the paint off, and after a full inspection they say there was no other damage.
They went on to say crews were only briefly redirected to clean up the paint.
The paint used was tempera solution, a natural based water soluble solution made traditionally from eggs. Other ingredients used were not natural.
It’s was part of a Canada-wide movement. #ShutDownCanada was trending on Twitter, and protests shut down many roads, ports, bridges and railways
Still here standing in solidarity with #Wetsuweten and against #fracking pipelines. Join us on Johnson St. Bridge til 7. #yyj #WetsuwetenStrong #ShutDownCanada #ClimateJustice pic.twitter.com/7CscIhNscm
— Climate Justice Victoria ? (@CJusticeVic) February 9, 2020