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Early Friday afternoon, all eyes and ears from around the world seemed to focus on #WashingtonDC for the inauguration of #America’s 45th president, #DonaldJTrump. The political pundits and social media armchair activists were ranting and raving about what exactly “#MakeAmericaGreatAgain” is going to mean for #Americans. Meanwhile, violence broke out in the streets of D.C. as #antiTrumpprotesters clashed with #Trumpsupporters and #lawenforcement. But while the nation is distracted by the selection of the latest puppet-in-chief, violence has returned to #NorthDakota in the ongoing fight against the #DakotaAccessPipeline.
After a relatively quiet December and early January, tensions are running high at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannonball, North Dakota. Over the weekend, water protectors with the #StandingRockSioux and their allies once again clashed with the Morton County Sheriff’s Department and the National Guard.
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, social media accounts connected to the fight against the DAPL and in support of the Sioux posted several videos showing law enforcement using tear gas and rubber bullets on water protectors who attempted to set up a tipi on Backwater bridge off highway 1806. Social media reports state law enforcement grabbed an “unknown amount of water protectors.” Backwater Bridge was the site of conflict throughout the months of October and November.
The Morton County Sheriff’s announced 21 arrests on Wednesday night via their Facebook page. The following is an account of the protests as reported by the Sheriff’s office: “Protesters began assembling on the Backwater Bridge around 6:45pm on Wednesday, January 18. By 8:30pm, the crowd of protesters had grown to approximately 150. During the following four hours, protesters started three tire fires on the bridge and two fires on each side of the bridge as well as erecting two tipis further blocking the bridge. Protestors [sic] flanked the law enforcement line several times, attempting to get behind them. ✋🏾More in comments👇🏾#MniWiconi #WaterIsLife #IStandWithStandingRock #NoDAPL