Pipeline protesters set fires to close camp

NTD Newsroom
By NTD Newsroom
February 22, 2017US News

Dakota Access pipeline protesters are ceremonially burning some of their living structures ahead of the closure of a longstanding camp in North Dakota.


About 200 to 300 protesters remain at the camp near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

The Army Corps of Engineers has ordered the camp closed at 2 p.m. Wednesday, citing the potential for spring flooding.

Those left in camp milled about peacefully Wednesday, many in prayer.

At least four wooden structures were being burned in what protesters say is part of the ceremony of leaving.

Authorities in North Dakota are offering assistance and services to Dakota Access pipeline protesters as they close a longstanding encampment near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.



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