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2 people arrested, worker injured during Trans Mountain protests in Burnaby

Police in Burnaby continued to deal with protestors on the Trans Mountain pipeline on Friday.

According to RCMP, two people were arrested after they trespassed into a fenced area owned by BNSF Railway. The two protestors were in violation of a court-ordered injunction stating they could not obstruct, impede, or otherwise prevent access to Trans Mountain work sites.

Around noon on the same day, officers returned after hearing about a worker who was injured. He was reportedly struck on the head by a branch, which fell when a protestor was repelling between tree-sits.

The worker was knocked unconscious by the branch. He was transported to the hospital for his injury.

"RCMP officers trained in high-angle rescue were called to the area," wrote police. "The demonstrator from the tree-sit safely came down on his own around 3:20 pm."

"The demonstrator was arrested on-scene. The incident remains under investigation."

More to come.



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