The Standing Rock Nation’s Tribal Council held an emergency meeting Friday and voted unanimously to close all of the water protector camps within 30 days, including the main Oceti Sakowin camp, according to an article in Indian County Today.
It appears that renewed violence triggered the decision:
The evacuation decision was made following a week of renewed clashes between police and pipeline protesters who call themselves water protectors. Since Monday, January 16, 35 people have been arrested from demonstrations, or actions, carried out at various sites blocking access to the pipeline drill pad, bringing the total number of arrests to 624 since August 10.
Click on the link above for full details. Keep reading for photos from the Black Snake Resistance March
Black Snake Resistance March a Success
Hundreds joined the Black Snake Resistance Rally on Friday, organized to show opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, and pipeline expansion in general. The group marched to City Hall, joining others from the Resist From Day One event.
Here are photos from Black Snake Resistance rally and march.
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[…] Standing Rock Nation voted in January to close the water protectors camps. (See earlier blog.) While Standing Rock is pursuing legal challenges to the project, other groups continue to state […]