Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Abandon Camp After Trespassing Threat
March 1, 2017
The oldest Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp was emptying out on Tuesday after federal agents ordered people to disperse, saying they were trespassing on Native American land in North Dakota.
Bureau of Indian Affairs agents issued a Feb. 27 deadline for people to leave the Sacred Stone camp and other sites on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. Tribal officials said the camps weren’t authorized, though the tribe had welcomed protesters for months.