21 unarmed Dakota Access Pipeline protestors arrested during prayer ceremony
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Protestors demanding the end of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline had another run-in with police this week when the Morton County Sherriff’s Department interrupted a peaceful prayer ceremony at two sites on the reservation. About 40 law enforcement officers arrived in armored vehicles and arrested 21 protestors total. The ceremony apparently involved the planting of willow and corn – hardly actions that could be mistaken by law enforcement as violent or threatening. In...