Police made 117 arrests and used pepper spray on activists, who have been standing their ground and refusing to back down over the disputed oil pipeline

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Things are calming down at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, as night falls. It’s been an eventful day.

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117 protesters have been arrested at the Standing Rock camp, a spokesperson for the Morton County sheriff’s department says.

“Currently law enforcement is engaged in a situation at the backwater bridge, just north of the main camp. Protester have lit a fire near the bridge,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

117 protesters have been arrested. Morton County will be utilizing other jails in this mass arrest operation.

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Source: Guardian Environment