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Most of the campaigners against the pipeline U.S. protestkamp

Most of the campaigners against the pipeline U.S. protestkamp

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Several dozens of protesters, activists camped in the square against the construction of an oil pipeline in the U.s. state of North Dakota abandoned.

Wednesday was an ultimatum that the authorities had provided and most of the activists gave respond. That was generally quiet. The police arrested ten people that the confrontation makes a lot of sense.

The protests are directed against the construction of the last part of the pipeline. That goes right through the area of two indian tribes. The pipeline connects oil fields in North Dakota with refineries in the Gulf of Mexico. A judge decided earlier this month that the construction can continue.

The authorities negotiate with about 25 to 50 campaigners who are still in the camp. Since it was known that the pipeline would go, stayed in the last week, about three hundred activists in the camp. At the height of the protests in the beginning of december were estimated to be between five thousand and ten thousand of activists come together.

The lead is town, and at 1885 miles long. The construction of the pipeline will cost 3.8 billion dollars (3.5 billion euros). President Trump decided by decree that the lead despite protests from the indians, and klimaatactivisten can get there.

Clearing protestkamp pipeline North Dakota

Some stay in camped in the square against the construction of an oil pipeline in the U.s. state of North Dakota are on fire by the protestants.
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Their ultimatum to the camp to leave was Wednesday.
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There are still some protesters in the camp.
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One of the protesters in the burning camp.
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