Old-growth activist Ben Holt recently pleaded guilty to mischief charges and vowed to give up his civil disobedience. “I can either continue in civil disobedience or I can continue in my marriage. I enthusiastically choose my marriage.”
The activists behind road blockades and hunger strikes calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia say their non-violent actions are aimed at sparking public discussion and urging politicians to heed climate science.
A British Columbia man says he was briefly hospitalized on the 24th day of a hunger strike to protest old-growth logging but plans to go without food until the end of the month before joining others in escalating action against the government.