One person was arrested at the entrance of a DAPL boring operation in Montrose, Iowa where toxic chemical sludge is being dumped on ground water.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
October 24, 2016
Montrose, Iowa – On Monday, Katherine Hanson was taken into custody by the Lee County Sheriff deputies in Montrose after blocking the entrance of a Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) toxic chemical sludge dumping into ground water. The water protectors (protesters) are from a group called Mississippi Stand and are struggling to stop the DAPL construction along with the N. Dakota Native Americans in Morton County.
The Lee County authorities allowed for the Mississippi Stand to continue to block the entrance since it is located in public property. One man had locked himself under a trailer as well.
At another #NoDAPL protest site, on Monday, N. Dakota State Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind confirmed, Hwy 1806 to Bismarck where pipeline will cross is open, but controlled by #NoDAPL protesters under Indigenous Eminent Domain. People are being adviced to seek other alternative routes.
Capt. Niewind reported that the N. Dakota Highway Patrol and the N. Dakota Department of Transportation have closed Highway 1806 from the Sacred Stone Camp at Fort Rice Road indefinitely and an additional detour from the intersection of Hwy 1806 and 138A, on the Northside of Hwy 1806 at the junction of Highway 24.
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier also confirmed, that law enforcement officers from MN, S.D., IN, WI, WY & NE are/will assist at #NoDAPL protest sites.
The Sacred Stone Camp released the following statement, On Sunday “… at approximately 8am central, water protectors took back unceded territory affirmed in the 1851 Treaty of Ft. Laramie as sovereign land under the control of the Oceti Sakowin, erecting a frontline camp of several structures and tipis on Dakota Access property, just east of ND state highway 1806. This new established camp is 2.5 miles north of the Cannon Ball River, directly on the proposed path of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This site is directly across the road from where DAPL security dogs attacked water protectors on September 3rd.”
The Morton County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reported that 126 #NoDAPL protesters were arrested on Saturday and one on Sunday and since August 10, a total of 269 protesters have been arrested and charged with various crimes including misdemeanor criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer, spitting at an officer, stalking DAPL security, engaging in a riot and in addition, felony counts for rioting and endangerment for locking themselves to DAPL equipment.