Dozens of demonstrators arrested at North Dakota pipeline

by Reuters  |  published on October 23, 2016

Dakota Access PipelineMore than 80 protesters were arrested on Saturday after clashing with police near a pipeline construction site in North Dakota, according to the local sheriff’s department, which said pepper spray was used on some demonstrators.arresting them.

The 83 protesters were arrested near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline on numerous charges ranging from assault on a peace officer to rioting and criminal trespass, the Morton County Sheriff’s department said in a statement.

Law enforcement was alerted early Saturday morning to an SUV on private property near the pipeline construction site and found that four men had attached themselves to the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s department. Police removed the men from the SUV before arresting them.

Later, around 300 protesters marched toward pipeline construction equipment and tried to breach a police line keeping them from the equipment, the sheriff’s department said.

Some were pepper sprayed by law enforcement. One protester attempted to grab a can of pepper spray from an officer, resulting in the officer being sprayed.

  • CharlieSeattle

    I see the BS clearly now. It took me 20 minutes online to figure this out.

    It’s OK to run the pipeline west of Minot and Bismark then south and twice, TWICE!! across the Missori river very close to the Standing Rock Reservation water intake.

    What was NOT done was run the pipeline straight south near Milot and east around Bismark and never, NEVER!! cross the Missori river. But that would be to close to white people.

    Check the map out.

    https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08092016/standing-rock-sioux-tribe-energy-transfer-dakota-access-pipeline-oil-environmental-justice

    The Indian’s have every right to protest!

  • Mys77

    Who wrote this.? Could you learn to write and actually give some useful information? Like… who, what, where, when, and why? Why were they protesting? Higher wages, environmental nuts, animal activists? Land owners, what? Stupid you can’t even give deatails like that!

    • Rodney Steward

      Paid Activists, so the oil will still be hauled by the railroad that has been purchased by a couple of well known elites! Buffet and Soros!

  • CrustyOldGeezer

    Locate one of the hydraulic ‘police towers’ on site and put a few snipers up there.

    They can locate and identify the agitators/instigators.

    When ordered to STOP, and they refuse, drop the instigators with one round through the head.

    Remove the head of the snake, and the snake may twitch and wiggle, but the danger is gone.

    How many riots would have been stopped if the SOROS/LIBERAL DEMOCRAT employees had stopped instigating before they turned the violence on?

  • David Stewart

    They’re criminals; treat them like it!

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