Why Is Bismarck So Angry at Greta Thunberg? Thank the Violent #NoDAPL Protests

A protester pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Hwy. 1806 on Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Protesters to the Dakota Access Pipeline were attempting to keep law enforcement officers from pushing them off the road and out of their camp. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Remember, we’re just a few years removed from the violent #NoDAPL protests which saw extremists from around the country descend on the Bismarck region.

They terrorized the people. They instigated violence with law enforcement. They vandalized and trespassed and littered, and it was all the more frustrating given how many in the news media who were covering the conflict, particularly those in the national press corps, seemed intent on ignoring that side of the story.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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