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#BREAKING Burnaby RCMP have descended on Camp Cloud and begun arresting protesters. Soon after this video was taken police told me and one other member of the media to leave the area and threatened us with arrest. #bcpoli #cdnpoli
Dozens of cops pulled up suddenly shortly after 5 am and began arresting everyone in sight. Two have been taken away on sitting stretchers. Seemingly for resisting arrest. #CampCloud #TransMountain #bcpoli #cdnpoli
A small gathering of supporters is watching on as police clear Camp Cloud. At least four arrests have been made.
All is quite quiet here now as it appears everyone who was in camp was arrested. Folks at the entrance of the Trans Mountain tank farm seem in good spirits.
Police have again threatened media with arrest and forced us to move even farther away from Camp Cloud. They insist the court order exclusion zone applies to us.
Cops say we are getting in the way of city crews who will now dismantle the camp.
Kids are giving it to the cops
Tzeporah Berman says the eviction on Camp Cloud will not stop opposition to the pipeline expansion.
Press release from the city.
Tsastilqualus explains what went through her head when police ripped up the hill and began arresting people.
Protesters shout “Shame!” at the City of Burnaby’s director of corporate services Dipak Dattani
Media has been allowed back to the area of Camp Cloud. City crews now cleaning up camp.
The City of Burnaby’s Dipak Dattani on today’s operation.
Slowly but surely, City of Burnaby workers are taking down Camp Cloud.
Workers are taking an inventory of items in the camp and won't throw out people's belongings, the city says.
City crew taking a backhoe to the carver's cabin. A few weeks ago the cabin's architect Johnny Lee said he wanted to host movie nights and karaoke on the loft. Don't think that ever happened.
They've made quick work of the structure
And just like that, the carver's cabin is a pile of rubble. #CampCloud #bcpoli #cdnpoli #TransMountain
UPDATE from Burnaby RCMP
- 11 people removed from camp
- 5 arrested, released
- Family of four receiving help to find shelter
- RCMP tries to explain why they kicked reporters out of the area
While I was reporting on from the area of Camp Cloud, my editor went and spoke to some of the cmap members after they were released from custody
The Burnaby RCMP’s Cpl Daniela Panesar explains the difference between the 11 people removed from camp and the five arrested.
“There is absolutely nothing that we didn’t want the public to see.”

Panesar explains why we reporters were booted from the “exclusion zone.”
The roads around Camp Cloud have reopened.

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