300 attend Thanksgiving Day Dakota Access pipeline protest

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – About 300 opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrated on Thanksgiving Day in the North Dakota city of Mandan, about 50 miles north from where demonstrators have camped out for months to protest the construction of the four-state pipeline.

The Bismarck Tribune reports protesters blocked traffic at an intersection and nearby streets Thursday morning. Some shouted “Shame on you, North Dakota!” and others carried a banner that read “No pilgrims, no pipeline.”

About 50 officers stood across from the protesters, and the crowd eventually dispersed. At least one demonstrator was arrested.

When protesters blocked the intersection they set up several folding tables with pumpkins and a pig head. They also passed out food.

Protests against the pipeline have intensified in recent weeks, with total arrests since August rising to more than 520.

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