North Dakota authorities have arrested 12 people at a construction site of the Dakota Access Pipeline for disorderly conduct or criminal trespass.
According to Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, protestors encroached an area that was established for workers’ safety. Those who were arrested were taken to the Morton County Correctional Center.
The arrests follow continual uprising against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Native American tribes have staged a nonviolent protest for months at the joining of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers and have sued federal regulators for approving permits for the line.
According to tribal member LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, roughly 200 people are protesting the $3.8 billion oil pipeline that will run through four Midwestern states.