Anti-pipe­line pro­test­ers demon­strate on Thanks­giv­ing

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION + WORLD -

About 300 op­po­nents of the Dakota Ac­cess pipe­line demon­strated in a North Dakota city on Thanks­giv­ing Day, while pro­test­ers near the con­struc­tion site. Hun­dreds of demon­stra­tors have camped out for months at­tempted to build a wooden bridge to reach what they say are tribal burial sites.

The pro­test­ers blocked traf­fic at an in­ter­sec­tion and other streets in Man­dan, shout­ing “Shame on you, North Dakota!” and car­ry­ing a ban­ner that read “No pil­grims, no pipe­line,” the Bis­marck Tri­bune re­ported. About 50 of­fi­cers stood across from the pro­test­ers, and the crowd even­tu­ally dis­persed.

Mor­ton County sher­iff’s of­fice spokesman Rob Keller said of­fi­cers near the camp­sites about 50 miles south of Man­dan ob­served pro­test­ers at­tempt­ing to build a wooden bridge over a body of wa­ter Thurs­day morn­ing in an ef­fort to reach Tur­tle Is­land, a hill where pro­test­ers claim burial sites are lo­cated.

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