Mounties begin arrests on Burnaby Mountain to dismantle pipeline protests

RCMP officers take protesters into custody at an anti-pipeline demonstration in Burnaby, B.C., on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. A small group of protesters has linked arms and is chanting "Stop Kinder Morgan" as the Mounties moved in to end the months-long demonstration against the pipeline expansion.
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BURNABY - A small group of protesters has linked arms and is chanting "Stop Kinder Morgan" as Mounties move in to end the months-long demonstration against the pipeline expansion.

Media are reporting that some people have been arrested as police begin to enforce an court injunction granted on Friday by B.C. Supreme Court.

A number of RCMP cruisers arrived just after 8 a.m.

Reports say some several activists were taken into custody, while other protesters are observing from the sidelines.

Simon Fraser University Prof. Lynne Quarmby, a defendant in the injunction ruling, says she is very disappointed police are taking action and believes the officers are operating under "tremendous pressure" from the energy giant.

A court deadline passed Monday for protesters to vacate encampments set up to block workers from carrying out survey work for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.


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