Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Standing Rock: authorities will retreat from bridge if protesters agree to terms

From The Guardian - officials say they will move from north of Backwater Bridge if Dakota Access pipeline protesters stay south and go there only if meeting is planned

"North Dakota authorities have said they will move away from a key bridge near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp by Sunday afternoon if demonstrators agree to certain conditions.

A Morton County sheriff’s office news release detailed the conditions as outlined on Saturday by the Cass County sheriff, Paul Laney.

“The question was asked if we would consider pulling back from the Backwater Bridge,” Laney said of a conversation between law enforcement and the organizers of Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, a group that will arrive on the reservation Sunday.

“And the answer is yes! We want this to de-escalate.”

Authorities will move from the north end of the Backwater Bridge by 4pm on Sunday, they said, if protesters stay south of the bridge in the Oceti Sakowin camp, where thousands are camped out in protest against the four-state, $3.8bn pipeline, and come to the bridge only if there is a prearranged meeting with law enforcement."

The full article can be found here.

No comments:

Post a Comment