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Cops hurt in protest scuffle

UPDATE: 1:15 p.m.

The RCMP say three officers suffered minor injuries while making arrests Monday evening at demonstrations against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby.

The Mounties say one officer suffered a head injury after being kicked, another suffered a knee injury and a third injured a hand.

The four arrests between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday evening were in addition to 15 made earlier in the day.

At least 28 demonstrators were arrested at the site over the weekend after they zip-tied themselves to a gate.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge issued an order preventing protesters from being within five metres of two works sites at Trans Mountain terminals in the Metro Vancouver city.

The injunction is indefinite, allowing Trans Mountain to continue work that was approved by the federal government to twin the existing pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby.


ORIGINAL: 6:40 a.m.

RCMP say more than a dozen people protesting the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline have been arrested at a construction site in Burnaby.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge granted the company an injunction last week restricting protesters from entering within five metres of two terminal work sites.

Mounties say 13 people were arrested and later released for breaching the injunction by late Monday afternoon while one other person was arrested for obstructing a police officer.

The incident follows the arrest of at least 28 demonstrators under the banner Protect the Inlet after they zip-tied themselves to a gate at the site over the weekend.

A spokesperson for Protect the Inlet said then that protesters will continue to loudly voice their opposition to the project.

Burnaby RCMP wouldn't comment on the nature of the latest protests, but have said the force is not an interested party in the pipeline debate and officers are there to ensure everyone's safety.



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