National Guard razes camp at Standing Rock, arresting 76

In this image provided by Morton County Sheriff’s Department, law enforcement and protesters clash near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Cannon Ball, N.D. The clash came as protesters sought to push past a bridge on a state highway that had been blockaded since late October, according to the Morton County Sheriff’s Office. (Morton County Sheriff’s Department via AP)

Seventy six protesters were arrested at the Cannon Ball protest camp at Standing Rock in Dakota last week and the camp was razed to the ground. The police and National Guard acted with the US Army Corp of Engineers under direct orders from President Trump to waive a review of environmental impacts and expedite the pipeline. Trump has initiated a vast rollback of environmental legislation and has formally threatened to cut funding from organisations as diverse as University of California Berkeley and the Environmental Protection Authority.

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