Save Old Growth group plans second disruption of Trans-Canada highway in January

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      There could be some Monday rush-hour bottlenecks on Highway 1.

      That's because a group called Save Old Growth is planning its second disruption of traffic on the Trans-Canada highway this month.

      It says that on January 17, it will do this first in Vancouver, then later in the week at different locations.

      The frequency and scale of these actions on Highway 1 off-ramps "will escalate until all old-growth logging is stopped", the group said in a news release.

      One of the organizers, who goes by the name of Olivia, said in the news release that the "government has failed to secure a vital part of the protection against rising CO2 emissions, further highlighting their inability to take the climate crisis seriously".

      So far, 12 Save Old Growth activists have been arrested for their peaceful civil disobedience on Trans-Canada highway off-ramps on Vancouver Island and on the mainland of B.C.

      They're inspired by the Insulate Britain campaign, which also blocks major roadways around London, and the Freedom Riders, whose peaceful civil disobedience helped strike down segregationist laws in the Deep South in the 1960s.