Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Police, Protesters Face off at Dakota Access Pipeline

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Police, Protesters Face off at Dakota Access Pipeline

Article excerpt

CANNON BALL, N.D. * Law enforcement and protesters clashed late Sunday near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline, with at least one person arrested as protesters sought to push past a bridge on a state highway that had been blockaded since late October.

The Morton County Sheriff's Office estimated 400 protesters were seeking to get past the bridge on state Highway 1806 in what they called "an ongoing riot." Law enforcement had formed a line to prevent their movement.

The clash was at the Backwater Bridge, near where protesters had set up camp on private property owned by the pipeline developer, Energy Transfer Partners, before they were forcibly removed by law enforcement in October.

At least one person had been arrested.

A video shot by a protester shows what appear to be water cannons and tear gas being fired at protesters. …

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