Trans Mountain Pipeline Protesters Rally at Canadian Parliament

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More than 200 students and activists opposed to plans to expand a crude oil pipeline rallied outside the Canadian Parliament on Monday, October 24.

The protesters oppose proposals from Kinder Morgan, a Texas-based oil and gas company, to expand the Trans-Mountain Pipeline System, which carries crude oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta to British Columbia. Dozens of people were arrested during the relatively peaceful protest, reported CBC. Detained protesters said they trespassed intentionally to bring attention to the issue.

Police said those who crossed a security barrier in front of the Parliament building were detained and ticketed but not arrested. Local reports estimated around 100 people were detained. Credit: Instagram/mkehudema