A day after we left Burnaby to cover the eviction, or lack thereof, two volunteers from a pro-resource lobby group, Suits and Boots, went to the anti-pipeline occupation adjacent to a Kinder Morgan facility to do some site reconnaissance for a demonstration they had hoped to hold.
What happened next was a racist outburst and alleged attack on the volunteers by the “campers” that ended with a call to the police and a license plate thrown into the bush.
Today, I’m going to show you that video and another from our trip to Burnaby that you haven’t seen yet. I’ll show you some of the abuse we faced as we tried to bring you the other side of the protest at Camp Cloud.
One woman got a little too hands-on with my camera man, but fortunately, we had security. It could have been a lot worse for us if we didn’t.
Things are rapidly deteriorating on the mountain and the lack of enforcement from the City of Burnaby is making things worse and more dangerous for everyone -for reporters like me, for the public, for the residents, and even for the protesters as they ignore building codes and cobble together structures that reach up to the power lines.
It's time for the city administration, especially Mayor Derek Corrigan and Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Brian Kirk (both have publicly expressed sympathy for these protesters) to set aside their politics, do their jobs, stand beside the RCMP and the residents of Burnaby and put a stop to this madness before someone gets killed.
Every day they don’t act, simply emboldens Camp Cloud’s lawless inhabitants even more.
P.S. To see all Rebel reports from the Camp Cloud protest site, please VISIT RebelBurnaby.com.