So yesterday, for reasons that are just not at all clear to me, there was some sort of protest along our block of Cambie. There’s was some dozen or so truck-cabs all lined up, blocking traffic between Robson & Smithe, spilling over back to the block between Georgia & Robson. There are 2 targets for this protest, as I can see:
- The Law Society Building – which is in the middle of the block, but I don’t think it’s courts or anything, so I don’t know what beef truckers might have with them.
- The construction site at the corner of Robson & Cambie. Perhaps some dispute with the developers over payment, etc? There did seem to be a distinct lack of building going on yesterday, but who knows.
Interestingly, once stopped, all the truckers took care to cover up any identifying decals on their trucks – any corporate imagery, phone numbers, etc. Perhaps to make it clear this was a personal/union action, not a move by their company? Or to remain anonymous? I don’t know. It does strike me that one could probably identify a trucker from his license plate, if one wanted to, so I don’t know what covering up decals would do w/r/t remaining anonymous. I would’ve asked one of the truckers this, but not a single one could be seen – their trucks were there, but they were all elsewhere.