Vancouver police arrest blockaders: No charges laid

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Anti-GasLink pipeline protesters erected another blockade on Tuesday, shutting down the Metro Vancouver Port at Clark & Hastings. The blockade was up for nearly a full day, but was brought down by the Vancouver Police Department. VPD made six arrests on Tuesday and arrested several at a similar blockade at the same location earlier this month.

Vancouver Police say that while no charges have been laid yet, they have six months to do so.

The Vancouver Port handles nearly 30,000 metric tonnes of medical supplies every year. As Canadians prepare for the possibility of a community spread of the coronavirus (#COVID19) patience for blockading medical supplies is at an all time low, with over 60 per cent of Canadians opposing the blockades. A majority of Canadians also support the use of police force to break up the blockades.

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  • By David Menzies

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