Street near legislature blocked by forestry protesters

Hundreds of people gathered at the legislature on Thursday afternoon, blocking the adjacent street as part of a demonstration against old-growth logging in B.C.

Victoria police said officers were present to “help keep people safe.” About 200 people were present, they said.

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The group moved to the lawn of the nearby Empress Hotel before dispersing.

There have been several forestry protests at the legislature in recent weeks in support of anti-old-growth logging blockades near Port Renfrew, and another is planned for Friday.

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