More than 50 people arrested in enforcement of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority injunction
Vancouver police have cleared a blockade at one of the entrances to Canada's largest port. And Delta police have done the same at another entrance on Deltaport Causeway.
That's resulted in 43 arrests in Vancouver around the intersection of East Hastings Street and Clark Drive and 14 arrests at Deltaport.
The police enforcement actions came in response to a B.C. Supreme Court injunction obtained last evening by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
Both the VPD and Delta Police have issued news releases saying that those arrested refused to comply with the court order.
Around 5 a.m., about 40 officers arrived at the intersection of East Hastings Street and Clark Drive in Vancouver.
This came after four days of protests by sympathizers of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, who oppose the $6.6-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline crossing their unceded territory.
Demonstrators have been allowed to remain on public sidewalks near the Port of Vancouver but not on the roads.
In Delta, police said that the protesters dismantled their camp in an orderly way.
Protesters have been using the hashtag #ShutDownCanada as they urge supporters of hereditary chiefs to block critical infrastructure, such as roads, rail lines, and ports.
It's led to blockades on railways in northern B.C. and Ontario, frustrating officials with CN Rail, who've said they have nothing to do with the Coastal GasLink project.