Trump on Earth, Ep. 6
by the Allegheny Front with help from Point Park University students.
Photo: Amy Sisk / Inside Energy
It’s been something of a climactic week at Standing Rock. Under an order from North Dakota’s governor, most of the remaining demonstrators evacuated the encampment that had been ground zero for the months-long protest of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. Before they left, some protesters set their tents on fire — an act they say prevented the camp from being desecrated by law enforcement. Authorities made 10 final arrests, removing demonstrators who refused to leave the site. Then, Thursday morning, cleanup crews arrived. And just like that, the temporary community that sprang up to protest the pipeline was gone.