Standing Rock protesters celebrate as Army Corps of Engineers halts DAPL project
On Sunday afternoon, reports began to trickle in that the Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue construction.
— Brian Thompson (@brian4NY) December 4, 2016
Breaking: Army Corps of Engineers has told Standing Rock Sioux Chairman that the current route for the pipeline will be denied #nadpl
— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) December 4, 2016
Spontaneous celebrations are erupting in the protest camps and on the Sioux reservation.
More on this story as it develops.
“We will not fight tonight, we will dance!” said Rami Bald Eagle, Cheyenne River Lakota Tribal Leader as he shared the news with supporters.
Pipeline protesters, said the News’ Bonnie King, came prepared to dig in for the winter. They were joined by thousands of veterans this week.
“The bitter cold has not chilled the passion behind stopping the pipeline. The many members of ‘Veterans Stand for Standing Rock,’ brought supplies such as gas masks, earplugs and body armor, to stand firm as a unit to protect protesters from the police and their rubber bullets,” wrote King. “But instead, tonight they dance. It looks like the Americans have won, after all.”
The Sacred Stone Camp posted the following video on Facebook:
UPDATE: Video from MSNBC is embedded below