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Squamish residents stand in solidarity with Fairy Creek protesters (Photos)

Locals rally in opposition to old-growth logging. 

A rally in support of Fairy Creek activists took to the Highway 99 overpass near Garibaldi Village mall in Squamish on Friday evening (May 28). 

Activists have been protesting old-growth logging that is slated for a cut block west of Victoria.

On the Island, a group of activists called the Rainforest Flying Squad has blockaded the Fairy Creek watershed for several months to try and prevent the logging. 

Arrests of activists began May 17 when police started enforcing a B.C. Supreme Court injunction against interfering with forestry company Teal Jones Group's logging operation 

RCMP have so far arrested 137 activists at the Fairy Creek protest, according to a news release from Mounties. 

In Squamish, dozens held placards and waved at oncoming traffic. Similar actions in support of those fighting to prevent old-growth logging have been held across B.C. 


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