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Police arrest 33 anti-pipeline protesters at Vancouver ports

BY , Feb 10, 2020 5:30 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Protesters block the road access to one of Vancouver's port entrances in Vancouver Sunday, February 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Police made 33 arrests at the Port of Vancouver at Hastings and Clark streets Monday as they enforced an injunction against protesters blocking access to the site.

The stage is set for a possible confrontation between police and anti-pipeline protesters blocking access to four ports in the Vancouver area.

Yesterday the protesters were served with a court injunction ordering them to stop blocking access to four ports in the Vancouver area or face arrest but the protesters say they intend to stand their ground.

The protesters are acting in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, who are trying to halt construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline that crosses their traditional territory in northwestern B.C. Premier John Horgan says the pipeline is vital to the province's north and already has the approval of 20 elected First Nations councils.

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