Protest against Trans Mountain: a co-founder of Greenpeace arrested

News 20 March, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Tuesday, 20 march, 2018 00:52

    Tuesday, 20 march, 2018 00:52

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    A co-founder of Greenpeace, Rex Weyler, was arrested Monday after protesting near the site of the oil terminal Kinder Morgan in Burnaby, suburb of Vancouver, reported the local media Burnaby Now.

    The activist was arrested while he was demonstrating in the company of other activists who oppose the expansion project of the oil pipeline of Trans Mountain to Kinder Morgan. This project provides for the delivery of 900,000 barrels of oil from Alberta to Burnaby for export.

    In all, 14 people were arrested Monday after being attached to the fence blocking the entrance to the site of the oil terminal with cable ties (tie wrap), said the royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP). This feat follows another event, Saturday, which resulted in the arrest of 28 people.

    On Monday, demonstrators are attached in turn to the fence, new activists taking the place of those who were to stop.

    According to Rex Weyler, “a spill of an oil tanker in these waters will have an impact on all our communities, on our economies, our fishing industry, our tourism industry. It is my goal to stop this project ridiculous.”

    Bob and Barbara Stowe, the children of the founders of Greenpeace Irving and Dorothy Stowe, have also been arrested in Burnaby on Monday.

    The record of the oil pipeline Tran Mountain is particularly sensitive in British Columbia and Alberta since prime minister John Horgan has decided to block the project.