According to a press release sent out by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, some 200 protesters went to a Dakota Access Pipeline work site on Sunday where they assaulted a security guard.
From the release:
Mandan, N.D. – At around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016 law enforcement were notified of approximately 200 individuals at a Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction site west of Highway 6 near St. Anthony. About 30 private security guards hired by DAPL were on the scene at the time and left the site when protesters arrived. Three guards remained to inform protesters they were trespassing. During this confrontation, one security guard was assaulted by protesters. When law enforcement arrived, they witnessed protesters carrying the security guard for approximately 100 yards. The guard was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.
Morton County also provided a couple of pictures of some of the protesters carrying knives:
Here’s another couple aerial photos of the incident, also from Morton County. In addition to the photos above, you can see in this photos that some of the protesters are carrying what appear to be sticks and clubs.
Every time something like this happens – every time the protesters trespass or vandalize equipment or assault a security guard – they lose credibility.
They say they’re a peaceful protest, but the facts say otherwise.
Here’s the full press release:
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