300 attend Thanksgiving Day pipeline protest
BISMARCK - About 300 opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrated on Thanksgiving Day in the North Dakota city of Mandan, about 50 miles north from where demonstrators have camped out for months to protest the construction of the four-state pipeline.
The Bismarck Tribune reports protesters blocked traffic at an intersection and nearby streets Thursday morning. Some shouted "Shame on you, North Dakota!" and others carried a banner that read "No pilgrims, no pipeline."
About 50 officers stood across from the protesters, and the crowd eventually dispersed. At least one demonstrator was arrested.
When protesters blocked the intersection they set up several folding tables with pumpkins and a pig head. They also passed out food.
Protests against the pipeline have intensified in recent weeks, with total arrests since August rising to more than 520.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Family of 1979 murder victims anxiously awaiting parole hearing for convicted killer...
School supply giveaway in Baton Rouge runs out of materials within an...
Bond hearing for mother blamed in toddler's overdose death set for Monday...
Two children, one of them just 4 years old, hurt in triple...
Dangerous late-night car stunts once again under investigation in Baton Rouge; videos...
Catholic's Shelton Sampson commits to LSU
LSU Tigers hold 1st Fall football practice under Brian Kelly
Saints WR Michael Thomas activated from PUP list, practices on Wednesday
Sculptor on making Pete Maravich Statue
Former Southern safety Danny Johnson looking to make his mark in year...