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RCMP make 6 arrests for anti-pipeline protests in 4 days

Tensions are high between B.C. and Alberta and Burnaby is quickly becoming ground zero for pipeline protests.

Burnaby RCMP said they arrested six anti-pipeline demonstrators in four days this past week.

Demonstrators chained themselves to trees in pipeline work zones on two separate occasions resulting in a total of four arrests.

Another incident involved demonstrators blocking vehicle access to a work site.

<who> Photo Credit: Burnaby Mountain Updates - Facebook.

According to RCMP, mounties spent the morning trying to urge protesters to move off the road with all but one female eventually leaving. The 47-year-old woman was arrested for mischief.

A 25-year-old man was also arrested after he had climbed atop a fully-loaded semi-truck and trailer work vehicle.

<who> Photo Credit: Burnaby Mountain Updates - Facebook.

The Burnaby RCMP said they’re an “impartial party” and that they’re “there to ensure the safety of everyone involved.”

“Demonstrators have a right to lawful, peaceful and safe protest and companies have a right to complete their work,” said a news release.

“Burnaby RCMP is working hard to ensure that both of these rights are protected and that all parties and the public are kept safe.”




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