Police arrest eight Extinction Rebellion Vancouver protesters for blocking Granville Bridge

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      The Granville Bridge has reopened after a lengthy protest by environmental activists.

      It was part of the five-day "Spring Rebellion" launched on Saturday (May 1) by Extinction Rebellion Vancouver.

      This evening, police said that eight people were arrested for refusing to leave.

      It came after dozens of protesters gathered on the bridge in the afternoon, remaining for several hours.

      Extinction Rebellion Vancouver tweeted two hours ago that seven of those arrested are out of custody but one remains in jail.

      In another tweet, the group issued the following statement: "We do this for our children. Your children. The wolves. The whales. All our relations. We won't be sacrificed."

      Extinction Rebellion likes to promote joyful protest, as shown in the video below.