All over Canada, people are marching in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en protests happening in B.C. Today, hundreds of people are set to take over the streets of Vancouver for a massive protest march in Vancouver. This demonstration will be taking place for about four hours and will start in front of Vancouver’s Supreme Court. 

People all over the province have been protesting alongside the Wet’suwet’en people amidst alleged police violence. 

Today, another march will be taking place at 10 a.m. and is set to run until about 2:30 p.m.

The march will be lead by Indigenous sovereignists including Natalie Knight, Herb Varley, and Geneva Stowell. 

A Facebook event has been set up by the organizers. 

The public page states that the march will be taking place through downtown Vancouver in order to “disrupt business as usual in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders.”

The march will be starting at the B.C. Supreme Court and will move to an undisclosed second location. 

Prior to the march, the organizers of the event will be sharing their plan to file a legal challenge to the Vancouver Port Authority’s Injunction against Land Defenders. 

The Facebook event page also writes that on February 10, “militarized police violently raided the Unist’ot’en camp and arrested peaceful land defenders on unceded Wet’suwet’en territories.”

 

On the same morning, over 40 Wet’suwet’en supporters were arrested a the Port of Vancouver and Delaporte when police enforced Vancouver Port Authority’s injunction. 

The arrests took place after demonstrators blocked the entrance to the Port of Vancouver for four days. 

It is believed that over 100 people blocked the Vancouver port. 

Due to the solidarity demonstrations, some of the province's busiest ferries were blocked, causing rush hour chaos.

Greta Thunberg, a teen activist, has expressed her support for allied Wet’suwet’en protestors in B.C. 

On Tuesday, Indigenous rights activists shut down the intersection of Cambie and Broadway at around 2 p.m. 

Global News has stated that around 200 people gathered at the intersection during the city's evening commute. 

As of now, the Facebook group for today's march has over 800 people interested and around 380 people confirmed to be going. 

But it’s not only people in B.C. who are marching in solidarity. In Regina, a blockade took place over the weekend. 

During the blockade, someone drove their car through the protestors and another person managed to catch the entire thing on video. 

Narcity has reached out to the event's organizer for comment and will update this story when we receive a response.

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