Protesters arrested after cutting fence near pipeline drilling site
January 17, 2017
MANDAN – The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline aren’t ending.
At 3:30 pm Monday, about 200 protesters made their way from the main protest camp, along the frozen Cannonball River, and headed north on the Missouri River. They stopped at a fence along the shoreline of the Missouri River, approximately 700 feet from the Dakota Access Pipeline horizontal drill pad.
Law enforcement and National Guard soldiers kept the protesters from entering onto private property after protesters cut out sections of the fence. Three arrests were made near the confluence of the Cannonball River and the Missouri River for criminal trespassing onto private property, inciting a riot and resisting arrest. They were taken to the Morton County Correctional Center in Mandan.