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Protests subside as prosecutors file more criminal charges in Dakota Access Pipeline opposition


MANDAN, N.D. — After back-to-back days of arrests connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, Thursday, Sept. 15, was quiet for Morton County law enforcement but a busy day for the court as prosecutors filed charges against additional protesters.

Seven individuals are charged with reckless endangerment or conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment stemming from Tuesday and Wednesday incidents involving people who attached themselves to construction equipment.

The Class C felony charges, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, are the most serious charges yet in the nearly 70 arrests that have been made since the protests began about a month ago.


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