RCMP are continuing to talk with truckers and others blockading the Canada - U.S. border at Coutts.

They're still looking for a peaceful resolution.

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, says he's been asked why they haven't moved in and removed the trucks from the blockade but it isn't that easy.

"Moving vehicles like these requires special equipment and operators. From the onset of this event we actively engaged towing companies to assist," he says. "Unfortunately they were unwilling to become involved when it was implied that helping law enforcement with removal would like damage their livelihoods into the future."

He says they're still looking at ways to remove vehicles from the area and are exhausting all avenues as long as the blockade continues.

Deputy Commissioner Zablocki says there are illegal activities taking place at the site, both Criminal Code and Provincial laws being broken.

Interim Justice Minister Sonya Savage says those participating in this illegal blockade could potentially face charges or actions under any number of laws, including the federal Criminal Code, the Provincial Traffic Safety Act and the Critical Infrastructure Defence Act.

“However, the constitutional rights to freedom of assembly and expression have reasonable limits. When protesters threaten public safety, disrupt the public peace or prevent Albertans from accessing vital infrastructure, then they open themselves up to potential action from law enforcement.

“We believe the Coutts blockade has crossed this line. It has severely inconvenienced lawful motorists, prevented commercial goods from reaching their destination, and it has the potential to impede emergency vehicles from reaching people in need of aid."

Savage says participants need to recognize this is no longer a peaceful protest and is hurting thousands of law abiding Albertans.