Saturday, April 25, 2009

F4J - ACTION Batman atop Johnson Street Bridge, Victoria BC

Greetings all from one very tired Batman.

This morning long before the sun arose the Burnaby Batman with the help of his trusted comrades scaled the Johnson street bridge in Victoria BC in protest. Our objective was to draw attention to parental alienation and present our take on the current political parties running in the up coming BC election on May 12/09.
From the front of the Johnson street bridge we unfurled a 20 foot by 16 foot banner that read "BC Liberals Alienating Families Since 2001". On the rear of the bridge we hung a 8 by 10 No Dads Party banner and on the side of the bridge a banner that read"Save Katy".

Batman remained upon the structure in protest for a couple of hours before police arrived upon the scene. After brief negotiations with authorities who were now ontop of the bridge with the Bat, Batman agreed to come down without incident if they allowed his banners to remain aloft for the rest of the weekend, which they agreed upon and to allow the Bat to leave without arrest. Which they also agreed upon. Truth is the officers involved were very friendly and supportive. Even after I had asked them if they intended to taser me,lol. Batman and Robin were then able to catch the 9 am ferry home and will be attending the Vancouver low level action at 3 pm in New Westminster BC.

One of my most memorable memories from this action was speaking with the Ontario Bat Girl who at the time was upon her lofty perch in Cooks town while I was upon my lofty perch upon the Johnson street bridge. Too cool.
Anyways I have attached some photos of today's event along with this message and more updates and pictures from all the actions will soon be made available.

Many thanks to all who participated and helped out behind the scenes.

The Burnaby Batman

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