International Week of Rebellion begins in Vancouver after much of the rush-hour traffic passed

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      This morning, members of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver members are gathering on the south side of the Burrard Bridge for their first major action in the city.

      It's part of what the decentralized group of climate activists is calling an "International Week of Rebellion".

      The plan to block the Burrard Bridge to motor vehicles all day coincides with similar actions in more than 60 other cities in the world.

      While this is inevitably going to attract a great deal of media attention, I'm left wondering why Extinction Rebellion waited until after much of the rush-hour traffic had already reached downtown.

      The protest is scheduled to being at 8:30 a.m.

      Stock markets in Canada open at 6:30 a.m. Pacific time.

      Many of those in the investment industry who live on the West Side are at their Bentall Centre offices well before 8:30 a.m.

      The same is true for all those lawyers working in downtown legal factories.

      While many readers are likely applauding the activists for pushing for more aggressive action on the climate, I have one piece of advice.

      Next time you shut down the Burrard Bridge, do it around 7 a.m. if you really want to inconvenience the suits who work downtown.

       

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