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Activists arrested at oil pipeline facility in Port of Montreal

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A bunch of protesters who chained themselves to the Valero oil terminal in Montréal-Est on Wednesday to denounce the Enbridge 9B oil pipeline had been arrested and launched on a promise to seem in court docket, the group Collectif Antigone mentioned.

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However the occupation of the location continued into Wednesday evening, as temperatures dropped to five levels C.

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Montreal police mentioned late Wednesday a police operation within the are was nonetheless lively.

About 40 protesters had occupied the oil switch terminal within the Port of Montreal at about 4:15 a.m. Within the morning, police mentioned the state of affairs was calm, with about 20 chained protesters chanting slogans, and police had been on the scene to make sure the protection of the protesters and staff on the set up.

By 9:30 a.m. about 10 protesters had left the location, police mentioned, including they had been sustaining their presence and that the incident was having no impact on native visitors.

Antigone, which describes itself as supporting the Extinction Rébellion Québec motion, despatched a discover to newsrooms saying about 20 of its members had occupied the Valero terminal.

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