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Woman arrested after chaining herself to fence at pipeline construction site in Kamloops

The protest was filmed live on Facebook by Miranda Dick of the Secwépemc Woman's Sacred Fire Council.
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Kamloops Mounties speak with Lorelei Dick after she chained herself to a fence at a Trans Mountain pipeline expansion construction site at Kamloops Airport on Sept. 3.

A woman is in custody in Kamloops after chaining herself to a fence at the Trans Mountain construction site at the entrance to Kamloops Airport.

Lorelei Dick, 32, and other opponents of the pipeline expansion project arrived at the site at dawn and Dick chained herself to the fence.

Kamloops Mounties were called and officers read to Dick the court injunction Trans Mountain was granted on June 1, 2018, barring such protests at Trans Mountain work sites. She was also handed a copy of the injunction, then removed from the fence and taken into custody.

Dick will appear in BC Supreme Court in Vancouver on Oct. 5 to face allegations she was in civil contempt of the court order.

“Demonstrators have the right to peaceful, lawful and safe protest and companies have a lawful right to complete their mandated work,” RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said. “The RCMP is working hard to protect both of these rights and ensure all parties and public are kept safe.”

The protest was filmed live on Facebook by Miranda Dick of the Secwépemc Woman's Sacred Fire Council.