The Dakota Access Pipeline protest continues to be the dominant story in North Dakota news. The situation is evolving on both sides of the concrete barrier blocking the backwater bridge. Here’s the latest coverage from our local media sources.
Concrete Barriers Added at the Backwater Bridge | Bismarck Tribune
Jessica Holdman has the story on law enforcement efforts to fortify the barrier preventing protestors from entering the pipeline construction areas North of the Backwater Bridge.
Police: Protestor injury is the result of an IED SNAFU | Williston Herald
In the Sunday night/Monday protest, one protestor was seriously injured. Protestors maintain it was because law enforcement threw a concussion grenade at them. Police have evidence that the injury may have been caused by another device of the IED variety . Renée Jean with the Williston Herald has coverage on the story. Images below were released by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman calling for boycott on Bis-Man businesses
KMOT News has the story on efforts to expand the impacts of the protest into the Bismarck/Mandan economy. The Tribal Chairman from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has called for a boycott of businesses in both communities. Here’s the relevant quote.
These communities have led the violent law enforcement efforts against out people and we will not support them financially. If these communities will not listen to our reasoned pleas for justice and fairness, we must speak the only language they seem to have understood throughout the entire DAPL project: MONEY. I look forward to your cooperation in this effort and I call on all people who oppose violence against unarmed and peaceful citizens to #BoycottBismarck.”
— Harlold Frazier, Tribal Chairman, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe