Another police officer has been injured at the Kinder Morgan job site on Burnaby Mountain British Columbia.
A 41-year-old man is facing charges after he removed a City of Burnaby survey stake then fled from arrest. The RCMP officer was injured as he pursued the man and was shoved by another protester during the foot chase.
A fellow protester posted a video on Facebook as she encouraged the man to run away and called out to others to shove him, later admitting to shoving the officer herself!
Just a week ago three more RCMP officers were injured at the Trans Mountain protests.
Despite the protests turning violent, Green Party leader Elizabeth May and NDP MP Kennedy Stewart showed up to support the protesters and were arrested for violating a court injunction to stay away from job sites.
Burnaby Mayor Derrick Corrigan is complaining about the increased police costs related to the protests, yet in 2015, he said:
“If we go to court, we're going to go to court with clean hands and ensure we've done everything humanly possible before I stand with you and probably 10,000 other people and get arrested to stop this (pipeline).”
Canadian politicians don't seem concerned about the lawless situation.
We’ve heard nothing from BC Premier Horgan, and nary a peep from Rachel Notley even though the violence is being led by two of her former hires, Tzeporah Berman and Karen Mahon. It’s complete silence from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
As the situation worsens in Burnaby, so too does the absence of leadership.
The RCMP — our proud national police force — aren't just people who carry migrant luggage across the border and follow Justin Trudeau's family around on vacations.
These officers live and work in our communities. They work hard to keep us safe and they deserve our respect.
Their political bosses, not so much.