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Hundreds Of Native Americans Face Down Police As Pipeline Protest Turns Into Police Standoff In North Dakota


For about a week, hundreds of Native Americans have been facing down police in North Dakota in an attempt to halt construction of a pipeline slated to run through land they consider sacred.

Protestors from Lakota and Dakota Native American reservations began arriving Wednesday in an effort to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. By Friday, there were 200 to 400 people involved in the pipeline protest.

Now, there are more than 1,000 activists involved in the police standoff, and leaders of the movement say they expect that number to triple by the end of the week, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II told Indian Country Today.


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