N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Three more Dakota Access Pipeline protesters were arrested Monday after they tried to reach the horizontal drill pad.
That pad is the launching point for the pipeline to go underneath Lake Oahe.
The Morton County Sheriff’s Office says around 200 protesters went north from the main camp to around 700 feet from the drill pad. The office says protesters cut out sections of the fence. The three arrests were made near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball Rivers.
The three were charged with criminal trespass, inciting a riot and resisting arrests. It brings to 589 the number of arrests since last August.