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Kinder Morgan in court to seek injunction to stop protesters

WATCH: Kinder Morgan was in court again today seeking an injunction to stop protesters from blocking its survey crews on Burnaby Mountain. Rumina Daya reports.

VANCOUVER – Kinder Morgan and its lawyers headed to court Wednesday morning.

The company wants an injunction to stop protesters from blocking its survey crews on Burnaby Mountain as they hope to conduct test drilling in the area for the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Alberta.

WATCH: Protesters and Kinder Morgan in court:

Outside the courthouse there was a noisy crowd of supporters for the protesters, with many waving placards and cheering.

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Workers were involved in a tense confrontation with protesters last week where one teenager chained himself to a Kinder Morgan vehicle.

Protesters are also raising money to cover their legal costs through a Go Fund Me campaign.

Protest spokesman Stephen Collis says the group, called the Caretakers, has already raised $40,000 from 600 separate donors for legal costs, and has the support from 100 environmental and labour organizations.

“We should not be here,” said Collis outside the courtroom. “We’re facing an injunction and a civil suit when this is still very much open for debate if there’s any real authority here at all, according to the Canadian Constitution Charter of Rights.”

– With files from The Canadian Press

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