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Oil company sics dogs on Native Americans protesting pipeline through their burial grounds

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Native Americans and other protesters were on the receiving end of pepper spray and attack dogs as they attempted to slow construction of a pipeline they claim cuts through tribal land and burial grounds, reports the Daily Mail.

Protesters turned out Saturday in an attempt to halt the progress of the $3.8 billion oil pipeline that is cutting through their land and the property of others in southern North Dakota.

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A federal judge is expected to rule before September 9 on whether the Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access pipeline can continue through the land after the Army Corps of Engineers granted permits to the developers.

According to activists, the project that will destroy sacred sites and will have a negative impact on drinking water for thousands of members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. On Friday the tribe filed papers seeking a halt to the construction, stating they had found several sites of “significant cultural and historic value” in the pipeline’s path. According to a tribal spokesperson, they were only recently given access to the property to survey it.

But before the judge could rule, more than 200 protesters who showed up on Saturday and were greeted by private security with guard dogs and were attacked with several left bleeding and washing their eyes out after being pepper-sprayed.

In video, posted below, security personnel hired by the energy company to protect workers from harassment can be seen menacing protesters if when they got too close.

According to tribe spokesman Steve Sitting Bear, six people had been bitten by security dogs — including a young child — and at least 30 people were treated after being pepper-sprayed.

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A law enforcement spokesperson stated that during the protest  four private security guards and two of the guard dogs were injured.

According to police, the protesters dispersed when they arrived.

Video and a sampling of pictures from the Sacred Stone camp below:

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‘Bulletproof from a pardon’: Fox News analyst says judge in Stone case just made things tough for Trump

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In the wake of Roger Stone's sentencing of 3.5 years in prison this Thursday, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano posited that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's choice to go along with Attorney General Bill Barr's sentencing recommendation could have been an effort to pardon-proof the sentence from President Trump.

"[Jackson's] trying to make this bulletproof from a pardon," Napolitano said. "Because she went along exactly with what [Barr] requested."

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Adam Schiff sends signal that a Roger Stone pardon would be another impeachable offense

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Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that a presidential pardon for Roger Stone would be an impeachable offense.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced the longtime Republican operative to 40 months in prison, saying Stone had lied to Congress and threatened a witness to cover up possible wrongdoing by President Donald Trump -- and Schiff sent a warning against a pardon.

"Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress and threatening a witness," Schiff tweeted.

Schiff, who led the impeachment inquiry and trial, agreed with Jackson -- whose language echoed the lawmaker's "corrupt scheme and cover-up" indictment during the Senate trial.

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WATCH: Roger Stone greeted with ‘Lock Him Up!’ chants after getting sentenced to 40 months

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Trump ally Roger Stone frequently led chants of "Lock her up!" about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign -- but on Thursday, the table decisively turned.

After Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for charges of perjury, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice, a crowd of people greeted the right-wing dirty trickster by chanting, "Lock him up!" outside the courthouse.

At least one supporter of President Donald Trump tried to get a "pardon" chant going, but they were drowned out by the louder "Lock him up" chants.

Watch the video below.

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