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Over hundred protesters were arrested Monday afternoon as they scaled makeshift security fences on Parliament Hill in protest against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

The demonstration, which took place amidst heightened security, was held to oppose TransCanada’s proposed $7-billion, 2,673-kilometre pipeline that would ferry tar sands oil from Alberta to Texan refineries.

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