DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE: AUTHORITIES START REMOVING PROTESTERS
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters have set fire to a bridge, tires and debris, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services spokeswoman Cecily Fong said. Authorities from seven other states have been called in to help remove protesters, she said. As of Thursday afternoon, about 100 protesters remained. The monthslong protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline have come to a head, as North Dakota authorities have started removing illegal roadblocks and protesters they say are trespassing on private property.