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Tension Between Police and Standing Rock Protesters Reaches Boiling Point

This article details law enforcement forces' decision to forcibly remove activists occupying private land in demonstration against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and considers claims to the land and the proportionality of the police response to the demonstration.

From The New York Times:

CANNON BALL, N.D. — For months, tensions had mounted between protesters and law enforcement officials over the fate of an oil pipeline not far from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Late this week, the strained relations boiled over as officers tried to force the protesters out of an area where they had been camping.

Read the full article here.