Law Enforcement and Protestors Clash at Dakota Access Pipeline

Officers and protesters meet at the bridge once again

Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters and law officers are facing off again at a shut-down bridge on a state highway near the protesters’ camp in southern North Dakota.

The two sides clashed overnight, with protesters saying officers used tear gas, rubber bullets, and water sprays and authorities saying protesters assaulted officers with rocks and burning logs.

Officers and protesters began massing on opposing sides of the bridge again mid-Monday. Law officers told the crowd they had identified fire arms among the protesters and said people who were armed should leave. The also said protesters who went onto the bridge could be arrested.

Many protesters held up their hands and told the officers they had come in peace. Native Hawaiian Daniel Kanahele blew a conch shell to summon native spirits.

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