Dakota Access Pipeline Protester Removed from Equipment after Six Hours
Man says all he wants is clean water
MyNDNow, August 31, 2016
A protester who had attached himself to an excavator has been removed by authorities and arrested. KX News reporter Alicia Ewen says the man used PVC pipe, chicken wire, chains and grease to attach himself to the equipment. The man has been identified as Dale American Horse Jr.
Protesters on scene said American Horse Jr. had been there for six hours. Authorities first used a saw to try to remove the man and eventually brought in a crane gain leverage. He was eventually taken down with what looked like a power saw.
He yelled, “Why do I have to be here? All I want is clean water.”
Authorities were seen giving him water while he was still attached to the excavator.
The Morton County Sheriffs Department responded to a call this morning around 7:20 a.m. of about 20 people crawling on construction equipment on the west side of Highway 6.