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Police crack down on Dakota pipeline protesters

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>> Riot police in North Dakota arresting at least 141 protesters for blocking the construction of a major oil pipeline. In a tense standoff that spilled in to Friday morning, police with clubs, mace and armored vehicles confronted over 300 demonstrators. The Morton County Sheriff's office saying, some protesters responded by throwing rocks, bottles, and molotov cocktails.
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As police cleared out a camp on private property in the path of the proposed $3.8 billion Dakota access pipeline. The 1200 mile pipeline is set to offer the fastest route to bring back and share oil from North Dakota to US golf coast refineries.
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But environmental activist and the standing Rock Sioux tribe, say it threatens their water supply in sacred water tribes and have been protesting for several months. A number of celebrities have also taken a stand against it including Shailene Woodley, Leonardo DiCaprio and Pharrell Williams