Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Clash With Police


Police near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Sunday fired tear gas at protesters opposed to plans that would run the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

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Law enforcement officials in North Dakota and protesters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline clashed in below-freezing weather on Sunday night, as hundreds of demonstrators were pushed back from a bridge by water cannons.

In a statement late on Sunday, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department characterized the demonstration as an “ongoing riot,” releasing photos that it said showed protesters “setting fires and using aggressive tactics” while trying to dismantle a…

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