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Keystone pipeline protesters arrested in Canada

September 27, 2011

OTTAWA, Canada — Canadian authorities arrested more than 100 people Monday after they stormed parliament to protest Ottawa’s support for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline project, which aims to ship crude oil from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, AFP reported.

After breaching a barricade set up by police, the demonstrators were handcuffed and charged with trespassing.

They were each fined $65 and told to stay away from the parliament building for one year.

Environmental groups have protested the pipeline because of its starting point in the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, where high-energy extraction produces a large volume of greenhouse gases.