- Part 1: #NoDAPL Live Blog: Police Arrest 10 ‘Water Protectors’ at Oceti Sakowin Camp
- Most water protectors have left the site, turning it into a ghost town.
- Part 2: These gut-wrenching pictures of the last moments of the Standing Rock protest will break your heart.
- This is the end of the Standing Rock camp. For now.
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Part 1: #NoDAPL Live Blog: Police Arrest 10 ‘Water Protectors’ at Oceti Sakowin Camp
A tepee burns at Oceti Sakowin Camp in Standing Rock, N.D. In the face of imminent ouster by government authorities, “water protectors” torched several tepees. (Donald Kaufman / Truthdig)
Most water protectors have left the site, turning it into a ghost town.
Truthdig Editor’s note: Truthdig contributor Donald Kaufman is currently on the ground at Oceti Sakowin Camp in North Dakota. Read previous coverage of the #NoDAPL demonstrations here. See multimedia updates via Evrybit.
Feb 22, 2017 | 1:40 a.m. PST (2/23/2017): CNN reports that 10 people were arrested in total on Wednesday, although earlier reports had stated nine had been detained. CNN also reports,
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said "the remaining 25 to 50 or protesters holding out in the Oceti Sakowin camp site will be allowed to leave without being arrested so contractors can continue cleaning up the protest site near the controversial 1,172-mile long pipeline. Those who refuse to leave will be arrested.”
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Part 2: These last moments of the Standing Rock protest will break your heart.
This is the end of the Standing Rock camp. For now.
Thu, 02/23/2017 | After a Trump administration executive order, the Army Corps of Engineers ordered protesters to vacate the camp by 2 p.m. local time on Feb. 22, 2017. Authorities were set to physically remove everyone in the way of the Dakota Access Pipeline's construction upon sacred Native American land.
“People have said their last prayers, and offered cedar to the sacred fire and are also burning these structures we have ceremonially built, so they must be ceremonially removed,” Vanessa Castle of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe told the Seattle (WA) Times.
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