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Dakota Access protesters burn camp as deadline to leave looms | TheHill

23.2.17

Dakota Access protesters burn camp as deadline to leave looms | TheHill: In response to the 4 p.m. Eastern deadline, the remaining protesters prayed and burned wooden structures around the camp as part of a leaving ceremony, according to reports.

Around 300 protesters are believed to have remained in the camp, which is on Army Corps land in Cannon Ball, N.D., since December.

Chase Iron Eyes, a Standing Rock Sioux member, said the activists would all stay at the camp until the Wednesday deadline.

"Then people will make their individual decisions about what their level of commitment is," he told Reuters. "Some will get arrested."

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last month paving the way for the pipeline project to proceed and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set the deadline, citing the threat of spring flooding in the area.


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