Published February 1, 2017
CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA – Some 76 water protectors were arrested on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 when they refused to leave a new encampment that was erected this week. Water protectors have been looking for new places to establish camps because the Oceti Sakowin, the largest camp at Standing Rock, is in a flood plain.
Chase Iron Eyes, from Last Real Indians and a leader of the encampments, was among those arrested on Wednesday at the new camp on a hill where seven tepees were erected. Iron Eyes, an attorney, ran for unsuccessfully for Congress in 2016.
The water protectors named the newly established encampment “Last Child’s Camp” near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site.
A strongly militarized police force showed up and arrested the water protectors, who were on private property.
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