The Hamilton branch of a socialist group is accusing McMaster University's campus police of being heavy-handed in removing organizers from an event on campus last week. However, the university says an organizer refused to identify himself and campus police only responded after being alerted to an online post that caused confusion about the library room booking.
A group of about 30 protesters are blocking access to a work site on the controversial Enbridge Line 10. The group gathered to intentionally disrupt work on the petroleum pipeline, picking a spot on Highway 52, just south of the Ancaster Fairgrounds where there is heavy equipment, said group spokesperson Jaydene Lavallie. The group, which she described as a mix of environmental and Indigenous rights protesters, gathered at the site around 6:30 a.m. and so far everything is calm and peaceful.
"One of the officer's responded that I had to leave or be arrested," he said, adding that he was yelled at to not return, followed to his car and it appeared an officer photographed his vehicle as he drove away. Both recognized clubs and McMaster students have access to book rooms, and Arbeau said student affairs has followed up with the student who booked the room to try to understand better what happened.
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