Minnesota IPL Protests Police Involvement at Dakota Access Pipeline

Oct 26, 2016 | In the News, State Press Clips, What's New

By Ellery McCardle | October 25, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Nearly 400 people were protesting in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday. They’re upset that Hennepin County deputies are at the site of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Tuesday, a group protested in downtown and dropped off a petition to Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek’s office.

“We stand with the Standing Rock Sioux and their fight for sovereignty,” said one attendee.

Stanek sent deputies to North Dakota Sunday, at the request of local officials, who are dealing with months of protests and dozens of arrests. The group in Minneapolis, made up of many tribal members and the Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, want Stanek to bring his deputies home. Read More

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