Pro-Palestinian protest shuts down Deltaport

Pro-Palestinian protesters shut down access to the Deltaport shipping container terminal in Tsawwassen for several hours on Monday morning.

Demonstrators told Global News they want to draw attention to what it is calling Canada’s support of Israeli military operations in Gaza.

The gathering caused traffic backups of more than five kilometres at one point, and hampered drivers trying to get to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal.

The group said they were there because of ZIM, an Israeli shipping company operating out of the port, protesters said.

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“It is one of the main companies that has been coming into ports all along the west coast of both Canada and the U.S., arming the Israeli military,” Maryam Adrangi said.

“Action is being taken against arms manufacturers, many companies, who are complicit in what is happening.”

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She said the gathering is one of 50 around the world in support of a global day of action,

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