Louisiana: Four Water Protectors Arrested at Bayou Bridge Pipeline Site

HeadlineSep 06, 2018

And in Louisiana, police arrested four people Tuesday as they held a peaceful sit-in protest at a construction site for the 163-mile Bayou Bridge pipeline. The pipeline is being built by Energy Transfer Partners, the same company behind the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. All four of those arrested Tuesday face felony charges under a harsh new anti-protest law signed by Louisiana’s governor earlier this year. This is water protector Cherri Foytlin, speaking as she was tackled and arrested by police.

Water Protector: “Stop choking her!”

Cherri Foytlin: “We need you here now! We need you now! Help!”

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