Wet'suwet'en sympathizers block traffic on East Broadway at Clark Drive in Vancouver

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      A large crowd is blocking a major east-west road artery in Vancouver.

      They're at the corner of East Broadway and Clark Drive to express their support for Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs in northern B.C.

      It's disrupted bus service but there's been no action against SkyTrain service at nearby Broadway-Commercial Station.

      Earlier today, TransLink obtained a B.C. Supreme Court injunction to prevent activists from "physically obstructing, interfering, or otherwise impeding its SkyTrain facilities", according to the regional transportation authority.

      TransLink has tweeted that it's detouring the 9 Alma/Boundary bus route south on Commercial Drive and south on Fraser Street to East 12th Avenue.

      A Global News–commissioned poll by Ipsos shows there's significant opposition to blockades. It stated that 61 percent disagree with shutting down railways and roads.

      Only 34 percent, however, side with the government and Coastal GasLink, and 27 percent side with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs.

      The blockades began after the RCMP arrested Wet'suwet'en traditionalists and their invited guests on unceded territory on February 6.

      Rallies and demonstrations also occurred in other locations.


      The land activists have turned north on Clark Drive.