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Protestors greet Trudeau

Protests marred Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Yaletown fundraiser luncheon Wednesday.

CTV News reports protestors gathered outside the Opus Hotel, banging drums and giving speeches against the Trans Mountain pipeline. Trudeau earlier in the day made an announcement of $15.7B in new vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard that will be built in Vancouver.

"This is going to cost him some votes and have an unfortunate impact on him in the election in October," said Sonia Theroux, a co-executive director with LeadNow, one of the groups behind the protest.

One man was seen on camera being taken away by police, while a woman was shoved to the ground by security officials.

Inside the hotel, Indigenous rights activist Will George heckled Trudeau in front of a crowd of media and guests.

"You're a liar and a weak leader," George could be heard yelling at the prime minister. "Climate leaders don't build pipelines."

with files from CTV Vancouver 



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