Dakota Access Pipeline Conflict Intensifies as Police Use Water Cannons on Protesters

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Marlo Langdeau of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe joins hundreds of Native Americans for a march to a burial ground sacred site that was disturbed by bulldozers building the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), near the encampment where hundreds of people have gathered to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest of the oil pipeline that is slated to cross the Missouri River nearby, September 4, 2016 near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

The conflict between law enforcement and protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site intensified on Sunday as police used water cannons on protesters attempting to move through a barricaded bridge. The clash, which occurred in subfreezing temperatures, involved an estimated 400 demonstrators and led to one arrest. Forum brings you the latest on the standoff over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Lauren Donovan, reporter, The Bismark Tribune

Chase Iron Eyes, attorney; member, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Craig Stevens, spokesman, Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now