A Feb. 22 deadline was announced for evictions to start at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota where water protectors have been fighting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Law enforcement in riot gear surrounded the camp on Wednesday as evictions and arrests started.
Last night and into Wednesday, some water protectors began burning down the camp. In his first week in office, President Donald Trump signed executive orders to resume the construction of both the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Police eviction raid on #OcetiSakowin camp at #standingrock covered by the brilliant @UR_Ninja security stand set… https://t.co/DXnli6XpHv— Josh Fox GreenNewDeal (@Josh Fox GreenNewDeal) 1487795778.0
An upside down flag is the symbol for distress. The prayer circle has now become a dance circle #standingrock https://t.co/DCW442No6e— Andrew Kimmel (@Andrew Kimmel) 1487787813.0
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