Vancouver Police arrest protestors

UPDATE (3:05 p.m.):

This morning, police acting on a court order provided by the Supreme Court of British Columbia to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, cleared three access points to the Port of Vancouver. 

Forty-three people were arrested after they refused to abide by the court order and did not clear access to the Port after requested by police.  All 43 people have been released with conditions to abide by the injunction.

The entrances were cleared without any major incidents.

VANCOUVER Police announced on Monday morning that they were compelled to act on a BC Supreme Court order, in response to a request from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, to restore access to the Vancouver ports.

The injunction was granted to the Port on Sunday afternoon by a BC Supreme Court justice and protestors were made aware of it by the Port on Sunday evening.

The protestors have been expressing solidarity with Wet’suwet’en, who are fighting against an LNG pipeline in north central B.C.

A number of protestors refused to abide by the court order. So far, 33 arrests have been made. Protestors received several requests from police to clear the intersection and then warnings prior to being detained.

Traffic in the area is still impacted this morning as police remove debris from the road.

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