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Dakota Access pipeline protesters gear up for eviction deadline

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 00:57

Tents set ablaze Wednesday at the campsite where hundreds of Native Americans and environmental activists have staked out their base for months protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Alva French reports.

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BROADCASTER: NO ACCESS. DIGITAL: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA BROADCASTER WEBSITES. NO ACCESS ABC AMERICA, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS. **~ Tents set ablaze Wednesday at the campsite where hundreds of Native Americans and environmental activists have staked out their base for months protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Just hours away from a Wednesday afternoon eviction deadline set by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the stand-off intensifying as fears of more violent clashes and arrests as some protesters have vowed to defy the order to evacuate. A distant memory now...a short-lived victory for protesters last December when President Barack Obama delayed completion of the pipeline pending a review of tribal concerns and the results of an environmental study. Since taking office, though, President Donald Trump signed an executive order clearing the way for the construction to move ahead, forcing Wednesday's order to clear out.

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Dakota Access pipeline protesters gear up for eviction deadline

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 00:57