Police say commuters should find alternate routes

Torstar file photo by Graham Paine
This protest in Burlington over the summer, known as a “die-in,” caused traffic delays and forced a police presence at the intersection of Harvester Road and Appleby Line.

Halton Regional Police are warning drivers of a potentially-major traffic disruption in Burlington this week.

Police say motorists can expect to experience “traffic delays” in the area of Harvester Road and Appleby Line throughout the week as officers monitor animal protests in the area.

“Drivers may wish to avoid the area during busy commuter hours,” the force said.

Just last month, protesters held a die-in at the busy Burlington intersection to protest the treatment of animals arriving for slaughter at a local production facility.

About 70 animal rights activists, members of Toronto Pig Save, gathered near Fearmans meat processing plant in Burlington to hold a ‘die-in’ at the intersection of Appleby and Harvester.

The animal rights group has a long history of protesting at Fearmans, holding a weekly vigil to bear witness to animals being transported into the facility.

Source: InsideHalton.com