Today (May 10) thousands of people gathered at Sunset Beach in Vancouver’s West End for a #NoEnbridge Pipeline Rally.
On stage at the event, ForestEthics Advocacy campaigner Ben West told the crowd he thought it was the biggest protest against oil pipelines he had ever seen in Vancouver.
A number of politicians from all three levels of government made speeches and joined attendees in chants. They called for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and B.C. Premier Christy Clark to drop their plan to build the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline from the Athabasca oil sands in Alberta to a port at Kitimat, from where it will be shipped overseas.
The federal government is scheduled to make a final decision on the pipeline in June.
Here’s a selection of photographs from the afternoon.