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Girl, 11, arrested in Burnaby

Several protesters including an 11-year-old girl have been taken into custody at a work site related to a proposed pipeline expansion near Vancouver.

The RCMP have arrested dozens of people in the past week as officers enforce a court injunction ordering protesters to clear the way for Kinder Morgan workers.

The company has been conducting drilling and survey work related to its proposal to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline, which transports Alberta oil to a terminal in Burnaby.

The first arrests happened on Thursday morning, and there has now been about five dozen protesters arrested since then.

Some of the arrests have followed physical clashes with police, but many have involved protesters who deliberately crossed the police line after announcing their intention to be arrested.

(News1130)

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