Calm after pipeline clash -- Both sides respond with calls for peace
The state has no plans to send additional law enforcement officers to the protest site where there was a clash Saturday between private security officers hired to oversee the Dakota Access Pipeline and those opposing it. Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II said he will continue to promote peace at the worksites.
Three private security guards were reported injured after around 300 protesters entered the worksite Saturday afternoon. One guard was transported to a Bismarck hospital, but refused treatment, according to Donnell Preskey, spokeswoman for the Morton County Sheriff's Office.
Vicki Anderson Granado, a spokeswoman for Energy Transfer Partners, the company in charge of the pipeline, said in an email that there were 14 security personnel on site Saturday.