Officials Say 21 Protestors Arrested at Dakota Access Construction Sites

North Dakota officials said 21 protestors were arrested on Wednesday on two different construction sites near the Dakota Access pipeline route.

According to the Morton County Sheriff’s Office, the protestors were arrested for various charges including trespassing, resisting arrest, and possessing stolen property.

At one of the construction sites a protestor on horseback charged at an officer, causing a situation of “imminent threat,” according to Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier. The officer was not injured.

A statement released by the sheriff’s office states that 95 protestors have been arrested in the last few weeks as protests persist against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Source:
ABC News