A pipeline protester was arrested on Monday after he climbed on top of a truck and then ran along top of the truck’s load in an attempt to evade police.
The incident took place during a major protest at the Kinder Morgan tank farm facility in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Police responded to complaints of a male protester who had climbed on top of a truck. When officers asked the 25 year old man to get off of the truck, he refused and “then proceeded to attempt to evade officers by running along the bed of the fully loaded semi- truck, placing both himself and responding police officers at risk of serious injury,” according to the RCMP.
The man was eventually removed from the truck and arrested. He faces a potential charge for mischief.
You can see video of the incident filmed by another protester below.
The Burnaby RMCP released a statement warning protesters that companies have the right to continue their work:
“Burnaby RCMP would like to take this moment to remind those who are involved in ongoing demonstrations that police are an impartial party and are there to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
Demonstrators have a right to lawful, peaceful and safe protest and companies have a right to complete their work. Burnaby RCMP is working hard to ensure that both of these rights are protected and that all parties and the public are kept safe.”