‘War in the woods’: hundreds of anti-logging protesters arrested in Canada | Canada | The Guardian

Police in western Canada have arrested more than 270 people as a conflict over old growth logging in British Columbia’s ancient rainforests continues to grow.

At the protest blockades in the remote woodland, hundreds of activists have been chaining themselves to giant tripods made from the trunks of felled trees, suspending themselves in trees for days or more at a time, and even securing their arms inside devices called “sleeping dragons” cemented into the roadway.

The movement is an attempt to pressure the British Columbia government to halt the cutting of what activists and experts say is the last 3% of ancient trees left standing in the province.

Source: ‘War in the woods’: hundreds of anti-logging protesters arrested in Canada | Canada | The Guardian

2 thoughts on “‘War in the woods’: hundreds of anti-logging protesters arrested in Canada | Canada | The Guardian”

  1. Indeed, the war in the woods. If sparing trees is inevitable, we should try to shift the trees instead of cutting them.

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