22 people including several who chained themselves to DAPL construction equipment were taken into custody by armed officers.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
September 13, 2016
Glen Ullin, North Dakota – On Tuesday, at least 22 water protectors including several people who chained themselves to Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) were taken into custody and booked at the Morton County jail, according to the Morton County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). They were charged with trespassing on private property.
An estimated 50 to 60 heavily armed law enforcement officers from the MCSO, N.D. State Troopers and private security were involved in the arrests at site 89 located at Glen Ullin in Morton County. Some of the officers carried assault rifles and others less-lethal weapons.
Two journalists from the Unicorn Riot, an alernative media source were also taken into custody, according to Unicorn Riot.
Unicorn Riot reported that Facebook blocked live video streaming from the DAPL protest and post that it believed the link was malicious.