>> Bracing for a standoff in cold and wet North Dakota. Hundreds of Native Americans and environmental activists have staked out at a camp site in Cannon Ball, North Dakota for months, protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Wednesday afternoon is the deadline set by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the US Army Corps of Engineers for them to clear out.
But some protestors have said, they intend to dig in their heels. The fear another violent clash such as those late last year and many more arrests. Protest have gathered support from Hollywood celebrities and US multi veterans with thousands travelling to the camp last year to protest the pipeline construction.
Eventually they had a small victory as President Barrack Obama administration delayed completion of the pipeline pending a review of tribal concerns and in December, ordered an environmental study. But since taking office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order clearing the way for the construction to move ahead, paving the way for possibly more clashes as well.