Peaceful Prayer at Dakota Access Pipeline Disrupted by Police
MORTON COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA – This past Sunday morning, September 25, was cold and windy, and after several days of rain stopped, about 300 protectors from Oceti Sakowin, Red Warrior, and Sacred Stone camps along with other supporters from surrounding camps, decided that strong prayers were needed at the site where construction has been continuing on the Dakota Access Pipeline. The group formed a car caravan and traveled to two construction sites along County Highways 6 and 134 near unincorporated community of St. Anthony in Morton County. They were met by more than 50 police from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, North Dakota Highway Patrol and the National Guard with a military style vehicle. As a line of police officers moved toward the group, they held their space with signs and songs. Construction workers ran away from their work sites when the group arrived.