At least 15 people were arrested Saturday at a protest site formed against the Dakota Access pipeline construction in southeast Iowa.
The protestors were part of a group of more than 150 who gathered at a construction site Saturday in Sandusky, a Mississippi River town, to protest the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Protestors at the site were arrested after walking through a line of security guards and Lee County sheriff’s deputies who were standing in front of the construction site.
Iowan protestors are concerned that the pipeline’s potential to leak would contaminate rivers.
The Dakota Access pipeline would cross 18 Iowa counties and 1,300 parcels of land.
The arrests in Iowa follow several other arrests that have occurred within the last month at different pipeline construction sites due to trespassing and violating property.