Dozens of people rallied outside B.C. Premier John Horgan’s constituency office on Monday to call for additional protection of old-growth forests.
Protesters played the drums and held a sign reading “Complicit” outside of Horgan’s Langford office starting at around 10 a.m.
At its peak, around 50 people appeared to take part in the protest.
Dozens are protesting outside of premier John Horgan’s constituency office in Langford today, calling for the protection of BC’s old growth forests. @CHEK_News pic.twitter.com/1ypUZIYJcx
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The group was specifically calling for an end to logging in Fairy Creek, an old-growth area near Port Renfrew, while also protesting an injunction application against protesters by logging company Teal-Jones.
The impromptu protest was attended by members of the Rainforest Flying Squad, which has staged blockades leading to the forest.
It was also organized in part by one of the First Nations elders in the Pacheedaht First Nation, whose territory includes the land the Fairy Creek watershed is found on.
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