Mother nature may be huffing and puffing, but she's going to have to do more to send these North Dakota demonstrators packing. Protestors against the Dakota access pipeline say they aren't going anywhere despite expectations of a brutal winter, including forecasts for bone chilling temperatures heading towards zero degrees, with numbers in the thousands, including among them members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and environmental activists.
There's an infusion of new energy sweeping the camp. Veterans are joining the cause, just in time to defy an Army Corps of Engineers deadline to vacate by Monday. Reuters correspondent, Ernie Scheyder, caught up with the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.>> It doesn't help our cause to get into a confrontation or a conflict and I think there was a lot of people worried about that because the veterans are coming.
But I don't think they're coming to fight, they're coming to stand with us.>> And more high profile help is on the way.>> Among the veterans slated to come here, to Cannonball, is Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard, who will make a presentation on Sunday and help lead a procession of veterans near the site of the proposed pipeline.
>> In the meantime, demonstrators are doing what they can to stay warm. Dozens of insulated TP's have popped up the protest site. Yurts, which are popular in the cold parts of the East Asia are also appearing and tents are filling up with donations of cold winter gear. Protesters say neither a recent blizzard nor near zero temperatures to come are going to stop them from efforts to prevent this oil pipeline from getting built.