North Dakota police arrest pipeline protesters

Police used a sound cannon on October 27, 2016 to disperse protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline, pictured September 3, 2016Police in the US state of North Dakota engaged in a tense standoff with oil-pipeline protesters in an effort to clear them from a public road and off private property. The authorities said they were investigating a dozen reported gun shots surrounding Thursday’s events, although ten were possibly fired by local hunters, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services said. Police arrested at least 16 people, with the number expected to rise as “numerous arrestees” were yet to be processed, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier told a news conference.

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