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I thought this wasn't supposed to happen under Obama.

MSM totally silent....
 

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So are they not trespassing and putting themselves in harm's way?
Around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, a group of protestors launched a march from their camp located on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land to where construction was taking place on the Dakota Access Pipeline, on private property on the west side of Highway 1806. This march illegally blocked traffic in both lanes of the roadway.

Once protestors arrived at the construction area, they broke down a wire fence by stepping and jumping on it. According to numerous witnesses within five minutes the crowd of protestors, estimated to be a few hundred people became violent. They stampeded into the construction area with horses, dogs and vehicles.

Protestors physically assaulted private security officers hired by Dakota Access Pipeline. The security officers were hit and jabbed with fence posts and flag poles. According to several reports from security officers, knives were pulled on them or they witnessed protestors with large knives. Below is a summary of reports from numerous security officers.
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http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/...Dakota-Access-Pipeline-protest-392267271.html

Read what the security officers have to say.
 

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The main concern of the protesters is groundwater contamination in the surrounding communities as a result of the pipeline.
 

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The main concern of the protesters is groundwater contamination in the surrounding communities as a result of the pipeline.
There may be more to it than that.

http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/...a-Access-Pipeline-construction-392308591.html

Emergency motion filed Sunday to stop Dakota Access Pipeline construction

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed an emergency motion Sunday to block further construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In a press release, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the temporary restraining order will prevent destruction to sacred areas.

"On Saturday, Dakota Access Pipeline and Energy Transfer Partners brazenly used bulldozers to destroy our burial sites, prayer sites and culturally significant artifacts," Tribal Chairman David Archambault II said. "They did this on a holiday weekend, one day after we filed court papers identifying these sacred sites. The desecration of these ancient places has already caused the Standing Rock Sioux irreparable harm. We're asking the court to halt this path of destruction."

Archaumbault says that Dakota Access Pipeline workers continued construction during the early morning hours on Sunday.

The release states that the motion would put a stop to additional work on the pipeline about two miles west of Highway 1806 until the judge issues a ruling on the previous motion to stop construction.
 

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So true. :lol:
 

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This was not started by the Sioux. It was just a bunch of people supporting Obama's position against the pipeline. Some Sioux joined in and except for a few (relatively speaking) they are not there. There are no sacred lands near the construction site. There are no Sioux lands near the construction site. The pipeline will be constructed under the lake where the Standing Rock get their water supply. The protesters have been violent from the start attacking workers, security and police. This is an unarmed Cliven Bundy occupation of federal lands type operation. They have set up a makeshift small city with some semi permanent structures and Tee Pees. The land is being destroyed more by the protesters who have been warned to get off the property or else they will be removed via force. The warnings have been going on for a couple of months and now the fed's are starting to move in and enforce the vacate order. Last I heard about 500 had been arrested since the start of this "protest".
 

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There are no Sioux lands near the construction site. The pipeline will be constructed under the lake where the Standing Rock get their water supply.
These two statements contradict each other unless the lake itself is not part of their land?

At any rate, I can understand not wanting an oil pipeline under my water supply.

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There are no sacred lands near the construction site. There are no Sioux lands near the construction site. The pipeline will be constructed under the lake where the Standing Rock get their water supply.
These two statements contradict each other unless the lake itself is not part of their land?

At any rate, I can understand not wanting an oil pipeline under my water supply.

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How so? The lake is not on Sioux land and is actually on COE land. The protesters and their encampment are also on COE land. Since my mother was full blood Sioux (though not Dakota) I have a strong feeling for all Sioux tribes. Yes even the Standing Rock tribe. But reality is what it is and this is the reality. Keep in mind this is not all of the Standing Rock tribe and consist of mostly outsiders who just want something else to protest about.. If they were running it through Sioux lands I may even protest it. The location was selected due to extremely strict restrictions regarding encroachment on all Indian lands across the whole country.
 
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