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Port: Sheriff says Dakota Access Pipeline protesters 'ambushed and assaulted' private security workers

According to a report from the Morton County Sheriff's Department, a large group of the protesters who have been working to obstruct the Dakota Access Pipeline "ambushed and assaulted" private security workers guarding one of the construction sites.

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According to a report from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, a large group of the protesters who have been working to obstruct the Dakota Access Pipeline “ambushed and assaulted” private security workers guarding one of the construction sites.

“This was more like a riot than a protest. Individuals crossed onto private property and accosted private security officers with wooden posts and flag poles,” Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeir said in a press release. “The aggression and violence displayed here today is unlawful and should not be repeated. While no arrests were made at the scene, we are actively investigating the incident and individuals who organized and participated in this unlawful event.”

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