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Dakota pipeline protest is not over

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Protests against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline continue to grow. At least 127 activists were arrested in demonstrations over the weekend, the largest group yet.

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The Indians will never give up a shred of their land without a fight. How can you give up on something that means everything to you. It is hard to be a citizen of this nation and see what is being done to these people.
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The force the government is using makes them look very stupid. All the military presence for some relatively peaceful protesters. I think they are going to lose the fight but this has gone on for far too long.
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A months-long protest over the Dakota Access oil pipeline reached its most chaotic pitch yet when hundreds of law enforcement officers moved in to force activists off private property.
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I saw footage of these people being maced and forcefully removed. I just can't believe this is happening in this day and age.
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No serious injuries were reported, authorities said.
Protesters accused law enforcement of being too aggressive.
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Cannon Ball, United States - Thousands of Native Americans have been camping out in North Dakota since April to protest against a pipeline that is meant to cross sacred burial grounds and the Missouri river - the main water source for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
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Law enforcement officials arrested 141 people in North Dakota after police surrounded protesters, deploying pepper spray and armored vehicles in order to clear hundreds of Native American activists and supporters from land owned by an oil pipeline company.

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Thousands of protesters have been camping out for months in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to protest the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a proposed 1,172-mile oil project that would shuttle half a million barrels of North Dakota-produced oil to refining markets in Illinois.

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Protesters from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe have been joined by supporters from other tribes and many non-Native American allies, both at the protest camp in North Dakota and in solidarity demonstrations throughout the world. Actor Mark Ruffalo and civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson also joined protesters at the reservation last week.

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They are still holding out but I fear it is a losing battle. When the country wants to start a big project like this nothing is going to keep them from getting it done. We just do not need any blood shed on this one.
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