Sheriff mistook sacred pipes for pipe bombs at pipeline protest site
Protests at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline have been peaceful but tensions with law enforcement and officials in the state of North Dakota are flaring.
The state on Monday removed water trailers from the site near Cannonball, The Fargo Forum reports. That means the thousands who have flocked to the Camp of the Sacred Stones and nearby areas have lost their main drinking water supply.
“I feel like I just got shot down,” Johnelle Leingang, the emergency response coordinator for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which had requested the trailers, told the paper. “It’s very hurtful.”