Yesterday we noted that, after nearly a year of continuous protests, eviction day had finally come for the last remaining members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
Of course, as most a acutely aware at this point, the standoff in North Dakota revolved around Native American opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a project the Standing Rock tribe said crosses over land that belongs to them pursuant to the Treaty of Fort Laramie from 1868.
Unsurprisingly, a number of Standing Rock protesters apparently decided that the North Dakota Governor’s eviction notice, which went in effect yesterday at 2pm, was merely a suggestion and overstayed their welcome on federal lands. As such, riot police and Humvees have now been called in to facilitate their immediate departure.
Here is a live feed of the activities:
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