Protest becomes an occupation as pipeline foes stay put tribal leaders call for exit amid cold

“For hundreds of environmental activists, fighting to put the Dakota Access pipeline project on ice was only the beginning. Anywhere from 600 to 800 protesters have refused to heed the Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman’s call to leave the southern North Dakota camps, braving bitter cold and record snow to build a permanent community as a base from which to fight the fossil fuel industry on a global scale.”

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