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PIPELINE PROTESTS

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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.
A Dubuque, Iowa resident was found guilty after a two-day trial related to offenses on June 15 related to his opposition to Enbridge Line 3.
Two men crawled more than 1,500 feet into a section of pipe and attached themselves to each other with a "sleeping dragon" device.
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.
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.

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Arrests continue at Enbridge Line 3 replacement work sites as water protectors use specialized equipment to lock themselves to gates and equipment.
Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes responded to water protectors’ allegations of law enforcement overreach over the July 4 weekend.
The sheriff's office and the 1855 Treaty Authority also commented on the situation developing Monday morning, June 28 in the Hinds Lake area.

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