Police have charged seven people following a disturbance in a Hamilton courthouse as 13 people charged after a blockade in June were to appear on trespassing charges.
Spectators were warned by the judge about clapping and making noise in the courtroom this afternoon and the disturbance erupted after the judge asked a woman was asked to leave.
There were several physical altercations involving police at the exit to the courtroom that resulted in several people being handcuffed and one of them dragged away by officers.
In June, Hamilton police arrested 18 protesters when they refused to leave an Enbridge pumping station in Flamborough after the oil company obtained a court injunction.
They are opposed to the reversal of oil flow in the company’s Sarnia to Montreal pipeline.