DAPL protesters brace for police showdown as camp evacuation deadline looms

I have been following the struggle at Standing Rock. I hope the other nations will keep up the fight.

The Wallager

by RT America  |  Feb 22, 2017

The deadline for the evacuation of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp finally arrives Wednesday, but several demonstrators have declared they will not leave and are bracing for a stand-off with law enforcement.

DAPL protesters brace for police showdown as camp evacuation deadline loomsSince last August, the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota has served as the base of operations for many Native Americans and environmental activists as they protested the pipeline project which they say threatens the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

The tribe says the pipeline is being constructed on sacred Native American land and will pass through Lake Oahe, their primary source of drinking water. If completed, the $3.8 billion pipeline project will carry oil from northwest North Dakota to Illinois, passing through South Dakota and Iowa.

Citing concerns over spring flooding and environmental risks from “human waste generated” by the camp population, North Dakota Governor Doug…

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