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Police Arrest Protesters At Dakota Access Pipeline Camp After Evacuation Deadline - BuzzFeed News

23.2.17

Police Arrest Protesters At Dakota Access Pipeline Camp After Evacuation Deadline - BuzzFeed News: Hundreds of demonstrators remaining at the encampment were told to leave the area by 2 p.m. CT or face arrest. As the deadline approached, some protesters were seen leaving the area and a handful of wooden structures used by the demonstrators were set on fire.

A total of 10 protesters were taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of obstruction of a government function, Maxine Herr, a public information officer with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department told BuzzFeed News.

Law enforcement formed a line along Highway 1806 and faced off with the final protesters who had refused to leave. Live video from the scene showed about five police officers detaining a man on the ground.

“They’re trying to play a game right now, but in the end, if they start to arrest, all they’re doing is they’re going to try to scare all of us off,” one protester told BuzzFeed News.


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