On September 3, the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they protested against the $3.8 billion pipeline’s construction. If completed, the pipeline would carry about 500,000 barrels of crude per day from North Dakota’s Bakken oilfield to Illinois. The project has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and members of nearly 100 more tribes from across the U.S. and Canada.
Democracy Now! was on the ground at Saturday’s action and brings you this report:
Photos from Saturday’s Protest
VIDEO Dakota Access Pipeline Co Attacks Native American Protesters with Dogs & Pepper Spray https://t.co/opaGFmyLxj pic.twitter.com/uXfFAxKkej— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) September 4, 2016
More photos & video: Native American pipeline protesters attacked by dogs in North Dakota. https://t.co/opaGFmyLxj pic.twitter.com/k6QXYUGtts
— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) September 4, 2016
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