Calling themselves “water protectors,” supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe set up tents and teepees on the land, about an hour south of Bismarck, which they said belongs to the tribe under a 19-century treaty.
But authorities said they are trespassing on pipeline property. Officials brought in reinforcements from seven states to remove protesters and dismantle roadblocks made of hay bales and wood.
“There’s people being really hurt there… It’s very scary and these people are just like us. We can’t forget our humanity in the face of these kinds of things.” – Mark Ruffalo
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