North Dakota pipeline: Police fire water cannon at protesters

North Dakota pipeline: Police fire water cannon at protesters
 

Police in North Dakota have used water cannon against demonstrators protesting against an oil pipeline.
Morton County Sheriff's Department said protesters, who had gathered on a closed bridge near the Standing Rock reservation, had started fires.
Sioux tribes and allies have been protesting for weeks amid fears the pipeline will pollute water supplies.
Demonstrators said rubber bullets were also fired, but police did not confirm those reports.
One person was arrested.
This latest clash involved an estimated 400 demonstrators at Backwater Bridge, which has been closed by local authorities... read more

 
21 November 2016 in World News, Views: 46
Source: BBC
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