Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has joined the thousands of Native American and other protesters at Standing Rock. Protesters today engaged in more direct action “Eco-Defense” – spray painting equipment this morning used in the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The protest began around 8 a.m. Tuesday, when workers showed up at the illegal construction site two miles east of Highway 6 on County Road 135.
The trespassing workers left as around 350 protesters gathered at the illegal site. Unlike recent days of dog attacks on protesters, no incidents were reported between workers and activists today.
During the protest, Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein spray painted the the blade of a bulldozer.
Two other pieces of construction machinery were also spray painted by activists who took direct action against the illegal pipeline construction.
One woman from Pine Ridge attached herself to a piece of heavy equipment, while others climbed on the machines.
Police said they are keeping their distance from the protest site. A Local KX reporter on scene says he did not see anyone arrested.
But in a not-very-surprising turn of events, a Facebook post the Morton County Sheriff’s Department said that they would respond to Stein’s vandalism of the illegal machines. They are vowing to arrest and charge Stein in the near future.
The MCSD says it responded to the site and found a broken fence, as well as a protester attached to heavy machinery. They also found the equipment vandalized, that photos and video posted to Facebook confirmed were done by activists including Stein.
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(Article by M. David)
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