On Monday, October 7, climate strike activists took over the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver for over 12 hours to protest climate change and draw attention to the global climate change emergency. While the protest was peaceful with no major incidents, there were 10 Burrard Bridge arrests yesterday by VPD.\nThe Vancouver Police arrested 10 people between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. after they “refused to leave the bridge despite receiving several requests, and then warnings, from officers,” according to a press release from the VPD.\n"Shortly after 9:00 p.m. the protestors began to dismantle and disperse from the area," said Sergeant Aaron Roed from the VPD, in an official statement to Narcity Media. Officers clearing the bridge spoke to a small group of protesters who refused to disperse. "This small group of remaining protestors were arrested for Obstruction of Justice and removed from the area," said Sergeant Roed.\nThe protest that shut down the Burrard Street Bridge was organized by Extinction Rebellion, a group of nonviolent civil activists who are demanding immediate and meaningful climate change policies from world leaders and politicians. While Extinction Rebellion has chapters around the world, the group was originally started in U.K. last year by Roger Hallam and Gail Bradbrook.\nExtinction Rebellion shutting down the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancover today. #cdnpoli #ExtinctionRebellion pic.twitter.com/KrUPdaHrCb— David Tindall (@dbtindall) October 7, 2019\nThe Vancouver strike saw more than 100 climate change activists take part in demonstrations, and began at 9:30 a.m. in the morning, and ended at 9:30 p.m. at night.\nThe strike took place despite the cold weather and heavy rain that pelted the bridge, and protestors set up tents to shelter themselves from the rain.\nSome activists even set up cooking stations for lunch, and played ball hockey on the four-lane road.\nThe strike cause delays in traffic, as well as daily commuting. These frustrations were expressed by Vancouverites on social media a day before the climate strike commenced.\n@TransLink How will the 2, 44, or 32 operate to Burrard tomorrow in the morning? Understand that the climate strike starts at 8:30? Please advise.— Jennifer West (@Westjet007) October 7, 2019\nThe #ExtinctionRebellion Vancouver takeover of the Burrard Street bridge has turned into a street party. This may go thru the evening. pic.twitter.com/gak0i72902— Don Barthel (@donbarthel) October 7, 2019\nSeveral police officers monitored the protests, while barricades were placed on either end of the Burrard Street bridge to keep the protest contained. The traffic police also diverted cars between the downtown core and the Kitsilano neighbourhood the whole day.\nExtinction Rebellion blockading, and marching on Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver today. #ExtinctionRebellion #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/8bFKPIaEb6— David Tindall (@dbtindall) October 7, 2019\nThese climate change protests are all part of a global movement that has seen major cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Madrid and Vienna also take part in a similar coordinated protest since dawn on Monday.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.