At least one arrested after protesters bind themselves to Dakota Access construction equipment
BISMARCK – One woman was arrested and two additional arrests were possible Wednesday morning, Aug. 31, after protesters descended on a construction site for the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota, with two men binding themselves to construction equipment, authorities said.
Much of the incident unfolded live on Facebook as someone streamed video from the site, with more than 13,000 people watching online at one point.
Morton County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said authorities received a report at 7:22 a.m. of about 20 people crawling on construction equipment near State Highway 6 south of Mandan. That’s west of the main protest site along Highway 1806 near Cannon Ball where hundreds of mostly American Indians are camped out in protest of the pipeline.