Police used water cannons and tear gas against hundreds of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, late Sunday, Nov. 20. At least one person was arrested and dozens injured.
The confrontation began at 6pm, near the encampment were the protests against the $3.8 billion pipeline have been ongoing for months. According to the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, 400 protesters attempted to cross Blackwater Bridge on state Highway 1806 after removing a burned-out truck.
Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline developer, has refused to reroute the pipeline and insists that the pipeline has not disturbed any sites sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux. But the tribe and their allies also fear that, like with many pipeline projects across the nation, a disastrous leak is inevitable.
Protesters received aid at the Cannon Ball gym after being doused with tear gas according to Tara Houska, an organizer with Honor the Earth, one of the groups participating in the action.
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