Witnesses say RCMP used a battering ram to open a trailer door to remove two elderly women inside protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline late Wednesday.
“They had a weapon and just started to just go ahead and smash (the door) with this big giant black pipe from what I could see above,” said Yuni Urchin, who was on the roof of the trailer refusing to come down.
“It’s now ripped our door apart. They’ve smashed the window and the handle here so we are not able to close it.”
APTN was told the two women were arrested but released an hour later without charges.
The commotion was captured on video at the scene.
The women have been at the trailer protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Burnaby, B.C.
The RCMP had been threatening to remove the trailer but Urchin has refused to come down.
APTN requested comment from the RCMP but didn’t get a response.
No one is sure what will happen next but the women say they’re not leaving.