Vote "no" trekkers urge.
"The referendum is an insult to First Nations people and a way of obstructing treaties rather than building better relationship through negotiations," said trekker Jim Manly from the United Church, who walked with his wife Eva, and with Gloria Cope from the Anglican Church and Dyane Brown from the Council of Canadians.
"I was so angry about the racist referendum, which could not have come at a worse time," said Brown. "And it's been great to have so many people support us and join with us along the way," she said.
A number of speakers gathered at the legislature steps to publicly congratulate the trekkers, and urge British Columbians to help defeat the referendum by voting "No" to all eight questions.
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