Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cannon Ball ND pipeline protests coming to a head

Authorities want protestors out of Cannon Ball, ND (on the southern border) by Monday, Dec. 5, and that isn't likely to happen.  People who try to supply the camp could face fines, according to the latest Reuters story.

However, aggression against the camp could amount to "war crime" since this is Native American sovereign territory.

And protestors are more dug in, as they start to build wooden structures to deal with the cold.

Wikipedia attribution link for picture of Cannon Ball under CCSA 2.0.

Update: Sunday, December 4

The US Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for the pipeline on Native Lands, forcing it to be re-routed.  CNN has the story today.

From a moral viewpoint, the outcome certain speaks well for the effectiveness of individually self-sacrificial protests.

"Heavy" has a catalog of images of the massive protests and tent city in winter. 

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