After the protest of the North Dakota Access Pipeline went viral, many politicians raced to figure out what to do next. Should they listen to the public outcry, or allow the local police enforce their will?
Protestors all across the U.S. went to North Dakota to help the local natives, as they were fighting a battle too common. For weeks, many celebrities helped and donated money and goods to the protest, some even went to North Dakota to participate themselves.
After President Trump’s inauguration, a demand of the protestors removal from the site came and a deadline of Feb. 22 to leave the camp, was announced. Yesterday morning, hundreds of people left the camp, as they would be arrested by local police had they not abandoned the site.
While hundreds left, many stayed behind and continued the protest throughout the day. Later on, police surrounded the camp and began arresting those who tried leaving after the deadline.
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