Parade to Stop Demovictions and celebrate the community resistance of the
2pm this Saturday, July 23rd.
The parade will start at the intersection of Dunblane Ave and Imperial Street
We started our protest occupation – the anti-imperial squat – of the demovicted apartment building at 5025 Imperial Street in Metrotown on Saturday July 9th. We lasted for 12 days largely because of the powerful support of the community. Together we have brought demovictions into focus as a central part of the housing and homelessness crisis.
The occupation is over but the struggle to protect peoples homes and communities continues. A process of mass demoviction (eviction through demolition) is underway in Metrotown, and thousands of people will be demovicted in Metrotown in coming years unless we fight back.
Our appeals to the City to do the right thing have not been heeded. We are therefore calling on the demovicted to grow our collective power and fight back. When a developer buys our buildings, let us declare that we will not be driven out.
Come to the rally this Saturday to celebrate community and send the message to Mayor Corrigan and all levels of government that: “hell no, we won’t go.” We encourage you to wear bright colours and or traditional regalia.
Stop Demovictions Burnaby acknowledges that our anti-displacement struggle is taking place on the dispossessed and unceded lands of the Tsleil-Waututh, Kwikwetlem, and Qayqayt Coast Salish nations.