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Enbridge panel gets 'überdropped' in downtown Vancouver

Uberdrop Vancouver
Photo by Zack Embree.

In today's creative action news, a giant blue drop descended upon the ongoing Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel hearings in Vancouver this morning.

Organizers say the "Überdrop" involved hundreds of people converging outside the Sheraton Wall Centre to thrust their smaller, umbrella-sized drops in the air for the photo-op. (The drops were made from "more than 1,500 square feet of cardboard bound for the recycling bin," according to organizers.)

"The Blue Drop is a symbol of unity, hope and enduring strength," said photographer Zack Embree in a press release, adding the intent of the action was to "draw attention to the need to protect land and water from resource extraction projects such as the Proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, and the Kinder Morgan pipeline, which is currently servicing tankers leaving our own inlet here in Vancouver."

Check out this video on The Tyee to better understand the makings of an überdrop.

Robyn Smith reports for The Tyee.

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