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Indigenous people’s protest against $3bn Dakota oil pipeline escalates; tribes ask Dept of Justice to intervene

by Futures Centre, Nov 2
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Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have called on the Department of Justice to step in after 127 people were arrested as tensions broke out between protesters and law enforcement officers. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have been protesting construction of a $3.7-billion oil pipeline, which they say would permanently contaminate the reservation’s water supply and destroy lands where many of their ancestors are buried.

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