Climate activists blocked the Concorde bridge leading to the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit on Sunday, where the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place.

According to our information, a handful of demonstrators briefly interrupted traffic on the bridge linking the island of Montreal to the island of Saint-Hélène, around 10:30 a.m.

The group sat in the middle of the road, blocking the way for cars.

The demonstration, claimed by Last Generation Canada, aimed to denounce the government’s inaction in the face of the climate emergency.

“We cannot continue with business as usual when our country is burning,” said a spokeswoman for the organization, Laura Sullivan.

According to her, five demonstrators were arrested during the event, which ended after around thirty minutes.

“We are a non-violent civil resistance organization,” she said.

The Montreal City Police Service (SPVM) confirmed that traffic had resumed on the road bridge.

The results of the event will be communicated later in the day, indicated the spokesperson for the police force, Caroline Chèvrefils.

In February, protesters from the same organization sprayed paint on the office of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Among its demands, the group calls for the creation of a federal agency to fight forest fires.

“We can no longer trust our criminal government to take the necessary steps to save us, given that they have let decades pass without action on this crisis,” we read on his site.