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3 environmental activists arrested from illegal blockade of Ironworkers Bridge

The Ironworkers Memorial Bridge was blocked early Monday by a few environmental activists holding signs protesting logging of old growth forest.

The Save Old Growth activists were removed from the bridge around 8:30am after illegally impeded southbound traffic for about 50 minutes.

Vancouver police said four protesters were arrested. They “are being taken to jail and will face multiple charges related to mischief and blocking the roadway,” the VPD said by tweet.

North Vancouver RCMP said 3 of the activists vehicles were towed.

A similar set of protests in late January saw dozens of arrests at several blockade locations, including the Ironworkers bridge and the access road to the B.C. Ferries’ terminal on the North Shore.

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