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Why Police From 7 Different States Invaded a Standing Rock Camp—and Other Questions

This article reports on North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple’s decision to declare a state of emergency in response to the demonstrations against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In response, police forces from Wisconsin, Indiana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, and Nebraska will join local law enforcement to monitor, confine, and possibly arrest the activists. 

From Yes Magazine:

On Thursday, scores of law enforcement officers from seven different states showed up with riot gear, armored vehicles, and military weaponry to clear away Standing Rock’s newest camp, the “1851 Treaty Camp.” The camp stands directly in the path of the Dakota Access pipeline. Tipis and sweat lodges were destroyed. Vehicles were set ablaze. More than 140 protesters were arrested.

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