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PIPELINE PROTESTS

Over the course of construction, around 900 people were arrested during protests. Many are still facing charges ranging from trespassing, a misdemeanor, to felony theft.
You should be concerned about the unwillingness of many Republicans to come to grips with the reality of what Jan. 6 was, and what the Trump movement is. I certainly am. But you need to be concerned about the left's habit of gloss and excuse-making for left-wing extremism as well.
The pipe itself was capped at one end, which created a trapped air environment for the two people who had climbed inside. The trapped air inside the pipe was estimated to be near 130 degrees with reduced oxygen concentration.
On Tuesday, July 20, organizations gathered press and politicians at the Headwaters of the Mississippi River in Itasca State Park to demonstrate the impacts of Line 3 to states downstream on the Mississippi River, and speak about treaty rights.

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In an afternoon rally of remembering treaties between tribes and the United States government, defending the sacred and honoring the legacy of Indigenous women leaders, a group of about 200 stood for water and against the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project.
The sheriff's office and the 1855 Treaty Authority also commented on the situation developing Monday morning, June 28 in the Hinds Lake area.
Environmentalist and Indigenous protests heat up as Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project prepares to finish its 1,097-mile-long route from Canada to Wisconsin.
Hundreds of water protectors, Indigenous leaders and activists gathered on County Road 9 in Clearwater County, about 20 miles southwest of Bemidji, to protest construction of the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline on June 7, 2021. After marching for nearly 2 miles from their staging area to the Mississippi River, indigenous leaders spoke to the crowd and demanded political leaders hear their voices over environmental, and other, concerns about continued construction of Enbridge's pipeline.
Several of the protesters locked themselves together, wearing “sleeping dragon” devices, attaching themselves to one another -- many lying on the ground in sleeping bags for warmth, while others were also locked to the fences outside of the entrances. The Minnesota State Patrol used saws to cut through the devices, which appeared to be made with reinforced metal bars.
My peaceful protesting of that war wasn’t against the young soldiers there, it was against the corrupt and empty headed officials in charge at the time who “put” my friends, family, classmates and neighbors over there losing their lives or coming back home with broken lives.

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More than two dozen arrests were made as a result of a peaceful Line 3 protest blockading an Enbridge construction site with a prayer lodge on Thursday. According to arrest records, 92% of the protestors arrested live at addresses outside of northern Minnesota.
For all the bellyaching about nanny state mask mandates and climate-change armageddon, the biggest threat we face today is rooted in the earnest and ardent political activities of those who have convinced themselves they can't possibly be wrong.
Many of the protestors traveled from the northeast “to act in solidarity with Anishinaabe peoples here in Minnesota,” according to a news release.

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