Protesters charged after attempted Ironworkers Memorial Bridge blockade

THREE protesters have been criminally charged following an attempted blockade on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge on Monday morning.

Vancouver Police said they arrested the demonstrators during rush-hour, after they allegedly drove a car onto the bridge and attempted to lock themselves inside.

Kathleen Higgins, 28, William Winder, 69, and Deborah Tin Tun, 37, are all charged with mischief. They were released from custody after attending court and agreeing not to deliberately block or impede traffic on any roadway in B.C.

Two other protesters arrested during the attempted blockade are due back in court at a later date to face charges, police said.