Three people arrested at Burnaby pipeline demonstration

Burnaby

2022-10-31 13:57 PDT

File # 2022-36557

On Monday, October 31, at around 8:30 a.m., Burnaby RCMP attended the 8700-block of Government Street in response to a report of three demonstrators in tents near a Trans Mountain worksite. It was determined that the demonstrators were inside the injunction area and impeding work.

The three individuals, two female and one male, refused to leave the area and were arrested for Criminal Contempt of Court. They were released on site to appear in court at a later date.

Burnaby RCMP is an impartial party in demonstrations related to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Demonstrators have a right to lawful, peaceful and safe protest and companies have a right to complete their work. Burnaby RCMP is working hard to ensure that these rights are protected and that all parties and the public are kept safe.

Burnaby RCMP has published a document with questions and answers related to the demonstrations here.

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj

Media Relations Officer
Burnaby RCMP
burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Office: 604-646-9566
Fax: 604-646-9704

Email: burnaby_rcmp_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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