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General News    H3'ed 10/7/16

Dakota Access Pipeline Water Protectors Block Construction Despite National Guard Blockade, Police Harassment & Arrests

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Over 200 Indigenous Nations have descended upon Canon Ball, ND to take a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Over 200 Indigenous Nations have descended upon Canon Ball, ND to take a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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Amid near continuous harassment and frequent arrests by police, members of over 300 Native American tribes gathered on native land in North Dakota continue to block construction on the Dakota Access pipeline. Despite some pressure to halt construction from the U.S. government, builders continue to make progress on the 143-mile Dakota Access pipeline. But opposition to the project is ramping up, too. Thirty people were arrested at a pipeline construction site in Iowa on Sunday, and demonstrations have also occurred outside banks that are financing the project.

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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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