Over 100 Held in Crackdown on Pipeline Protesters in North Dakota

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Protesters on Thursday faced off with law enforcement on private land in North Dakota, where they had camped to try to block construction on the Dakota Access pipeline.

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Mike Mccleary/The Bismarck Tribune, via Associated Press

CANNON BALL, N.D. — In a conflict that has been building for months over the fate of a pipeline through this region, tensions boiled over into skirmishes late Thursday night between law enforcement officials and protesters near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation after officers moved to sweep protesters off private land here.

Scores of officers dressed in riot gear walked in a wide line, forcing protesters out of an area they had been camping in,…

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