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Four arrested during Extinction Rebellion march (4 photos)

Members of Extinction Rebellion, a global social movement, marched throughout Halifax to call attention to climate change
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Four people were arrested during a rally Monday to aiming to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Members of Extinction Rebellion, a global social movement, marched throughout Halifax to call attention to climate change.

The group is calling on the government to take action by moving rapidly towards renewable energy and creating green jobs.

They gathered on Joseph Howe Dr. and eventually made their way to the Nova Scotia Power building on Lower Water St.

Nova Scotians from as far as Digby Neck and the Annapolis Valley travelled to Halifax to take part.

While the event was mostly peaceful, Halifax Regional Police say four were arrested during the march.

Police say a 41-year-old-Antigonish man and a 65-year-old-Bridgetown woman were arrested for breach of the peace and failing to obey the direction of peace officers.

A 62-year-old New Germany man and a 58-year-old Bridgewater woman allegedly caused damage to the Emera head office property at 5151 Terminal Road.

Thousands of people in more than 33 countries and across six continents took part in similar marches Monday.
 




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