80+ Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Arrested, Some Pepper Sprayed

"More than 80 people protesting a controversial North Dakota oil pipeline project were arrested Saturday and pepper spray was used in what the sheriff's department called a 'riot.'

Saturday's arrests occurred in a confrontation with police after around 300 demonstrators trespassed on private property along the Dakota Access Pipeline project's right of way, the Morton County Sheriff's Office said.

Protests have been held for more than two months against the project, which the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the pipeline project would destroy some of its sacred sites."

Phil McCausland reports for NBC News October 22, 2016.


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Source: NBC News, 10/24/2016