Green Party Candidate Faces Charges After Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will face trespassing and vandalism charges after being accused of spray-painting a bulldozer on the construction site of the developing Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota.

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier reported her charges on Tuesday.

According to a spokesperson for Stein, protestors at the construction site of the $3.8 billion pipeline invited her to leave a message at their protest site. Stein was recorded by video while she spray-painted “I approve this message” in red paint on the blade of a bulldozer.

It is uncertain whether the charges would be felonies or misdemeanors. As of late Tuesday, no arrests have been made.