An authentic protest or ‘Occupy Dakota Access Pipeline?’

Complaints grow over whites turning Dakota Access protest into hippie festival Tension is brewing within the Dakota Access protest as complaints grow about outside activists trashing the camps, mooching off donations, and treating the anti-pipeline demonstration like a Burning Man-style festival for hippies. “Need to get something off my chest that I witnessed and found very disturbing in my brief […]

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Local sheriff struggles to enforce law at site of Dakota pipeline protests

His department’s job of policing the protesters — the vast majority who’ve been camping on federal land that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will close in December for safety concerns — has cost the county more than $8 million, even with help from the state Highway Patrol and officers from various states. North Dakota Sheriff on pipeline […]

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Tribal Ranchers believe DAPL protesters responsible for spike in bison deaths

An enrolled tribal member, Mrs. Fischer and her husband, Ernie, are convinced that at least 13 of their bison have been butchered, barbecued and eaten by some of the hundreds of activists trespassing through the livestock pastures of Cannonball Ranch since the protests erupted in August. Reservation ranchers struggle to keep buffalo alive amid N.D. pipeline protests The anti-pipeline protesters […]

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No sacred burial sites near Dakota Pipeline constrution route

The investigation by the Historic Preservation Office has concluded that no human remains or cultural sites were present at the contested site but that doesn’t mean the dispute is over. The section of land was the site of the most explosive conflict between protesters and security during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, but the State Historic Preservation Office says it […]

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Conflicts between ranchers and DAPL protesters escalate

The physical confrontations heated up when the DAPL crews started coming into the area with bulldozers, moving topsoil, heading toward the river. One rancher has reported missing, killed or maimed livestock, but investigations are incomplete. Protesters put ranchers on edge Agweek’s Mikkel Pates recently spent several days in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest area, south of Mandan, N.D. In a […]

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Eyewitness North Dakota farmer talks about DAPL protest tactics

“I would have to say 99 percent of the protesters are from out of state. Most of them are white.” This North Dakota farmer, whose property is adjacent to that where Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrators have been camped out for months–conducting sometimes violent protests–shares his eyewitness of their tactics, including intimidation and vandalism. Posted on YouTube.com by Phelim McAleer Free […]

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Aggressive Dakota Pipeline protesters turn on journalists, trap them in car

The Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrations have been going on for nearly 3 months, with the protests conducted primarily on private property and lead by activists from extreme organizations. Unlike the ranchers who participated in peaceful protests on public property at the Malheur Refuge, and in the streets of Harney County, Oregon, the DAPL protesters are being portrayed as ‘victims’ of big corporations, not ‘domestic […]

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Livestock killed, burned near site of Dakota Pipeline protests

Over the past five weeks, more than a dozen animals in the region have been killed or injured, and nearly three dozen others have been reported missing. The incidents are near the site where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline, but the Stockmen’s says there is no evidence that there is any connection. MANDAN, N.D. (AP) […]

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