Canadian Protestors Just Climbed The Olympic Stadium In Montreal To Send A Message To Justin Trudeau
Greenpeace protestors unveiled a banner on the side of the builidng to protest the pipeline.
A lot of Canadians are not happy with Justin Trudeau right now, especially after he announced Canada would buy the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Recently people out west, where the pipeline would be, have been climbing and hanging off of bridges with banners to protest the decision, but now protestors in Montreal have climbed the Olympic stadium, also known as the Big O, to send their own message to the Prime Minister.
A number of protestors with Greenpeace scaled the Big O in Montreal and once they made it up they unveiled a massive banner that reads in both French and English "don't dirty our money."
Greenpeace says the banner is a direct message for Trudeau that he shouldn't buy the pipeline project, but in case they weren't clear enough they are also encouraging people to call the Prime Minister themselves.
.@JustinTrudeau plans to buy out a failing pipeline - if no other buyer can be found by July 22nd.— Greenpeace Canada (@GreenpeaceCA) 19 July 2018
We have a bold message for him delivered from the world's largest inclined tower.
Call Trudeau and tell him to #StopPipelines #NoTMX >> https://t.co/DoW1p58QmS pic.twitter.com/phUGCaHISo
The Canadian government controversially announced their intention to buy the pipeline project if no other buyer came forward by July 22.
With that date approaching quickly, Greenpeace is upping their protests, which previously focused on Alberta, near the actual site of the pipeline project.
These are some of the brave climbers who scaled the world's largest inclined tower, Olympic Park in Montreal, this morning — calling on @JustinTrudeau to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline buy-out. Follow them LIVE & take action >> https://t.co/PkJAH5kEyq #StopPipelines #NoTMX pic.twitter.com/MH3OeRqa1d— Greenpeace Canada (@GreenpeaceCA) 19 July 2018
Greenpeace named four of the protestors who climbed the Big O this morning on their Twitter. They are all Greenpeace members from the Montreal area.
The Big O was built in the 1970s for the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976.