Shots reportedly fired, 141 arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline protests
Here’s what’s happening:
Seattle Times environment reporter Lynda Mapes and Times photographer Alan Berner are on the ground through the end of the week to report on protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline near Bismarck, N.D.
Hundreds of protesters have joined the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in their effort to block construction of the pipeline they say threatens water supplies and sacred sites.
On Thursday, protesters clashed with police officers who began to push them from land owned by the pipeline developers.