Pepper spray, chaos as N.D. pipeline protesters cleared from private land
CANNON BALL, N.D. — Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline grew significantly more volatile Thursday, as law enforcement using pepper spray and concussion grenades forced protesters off private land on the pipeline route.
At least 141 people were arrested.
One demonstrator fired three shots from a .38 revolver at a sheriff’s deputy, narrowly missing the officer, according to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services. No shots were returned by law enforcement, and the woman, who was not identified, was taken into custody.