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179 arrested Monday at large-scale Line 3 protest


A pair of protesters link arms through a tube on a piece of heavy equipment at a second protest site at an Enbridge pump station on Monday, June 7, 2021, during the Treaty People Gathering, a gathering of activists to protest construction of the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline. (Submitted photo)

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - A total of 179 people were arrested Monday, June 7, at a large-scale protest against Enbridge's Line 3 replacement project, according to a release from the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office.

According to the release, at 7:38 a.m. Monday, the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office received a report of approximately 20 pipeline demonstrators on foot approaching an Enbridge pipeline pumping station on 300th Street, just north of Park Rapids, later confirmed to be the Two Inlet Pump Station.

More calls were made to the sheriff's office reporting additional demonstrators on site attempting to scale the fence with ladders. As Hubbard County Deputies responded, further reports came in including demonstrator numbers growing to 300 individuals at the Enbridge property. There were 43 Enbridge employees unable to exit the property due to the demonstrators locking them in behind the front gate, the release said.


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