Police officers injured while arresting demonstrators opposed to Trans Mountain pipeline
At least 28 demonstrators arrested in Burnaby, B.C., protest
The Canadian Press, March 20, 2018
RCMP say three officers suffered minor injuries while making arrests Monday evening at demonstrations against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby, B.C.
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 work 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.
The pipeline expansion is set to increase the capacity of oil products flowing from Alberta to the B.C. coast to 890,000 barrels from 300,000 barrels.