Harper protesters in Vancouver sneak by security, get on stage

Protesters who managed to sneak on stage with Harper to oppose his climate change policies say they...

Protesters who managed to sneak on stage with Harper to oppose his climate change policies say they got into the event by wearing black clothes and aprons. Carmine Marinelli/QMI Agency

Jeremy Nuttall, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:31 AM ET

VANCOUVER — Protesters who managed to sneak on stage with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to oppose his climate change policies say they got into the event by wearing black clothes and aprons.

Sean Devlin said he and another protesters simply donned black shirts and managed not only get into the event, but also onstage with the prime minister as he addressed the Vancouver Board of Trade Monday.

Meanwhile, media attending the event had their bags checked by police dogs and some reporters were denied entry for being minutes late to the 8:30 a.m. check in.

“I guess people thought we were supposed to be in the room,” Devlin said. “We really felt like we were supposed to be in the room, but we were supposed to be there to communicate a message about climate justice.”

Devlin said he was not patted down, nor subjected to any security measures before climbing on stage to hold a sign reading: “Climate justice now.”


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