For Immediate Release
View from the Ground: Seven Days of DAPL Successes and Setbacks
Despite these setbacks, opposition to the project remains strong. On Veterans Day, veterans led a prayer march to Cannonball Bridge. This march was followed by an event led by the American Indian Movement, Black Lives Matter, Brown Berets, and LA RED PICO in which over 300 protectors gathered at the Mandan, ND site’s entrance. However, a man in a white truck, reported to be a DAPL worker, barrelled his vehicle through the gathering, shot six live rounds, and reportedly pistol-whipped a protector.
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