April 17 2008
There is a protest going on right now as we speak in Marty,
A man was struck by the metal scoop of the front loader (which is used to excavate tons of dirt) and was medically evacuated by ambulance. State Troopers have violated their jurisdiction by arresting protesters on a BIA controlled road which is considered Federal land and therefore off limits to State Agencies and Law Enforcement.
It was said that the arrests of the minors and others were conducted illegally by the State Police on the
Excerpts from News article Wednesday (April 16 2008) a narrow highway separated protestors in
That's where for the second day, Yankton Sioux Tribal Members are voicing concerns about the environmental impact of a hog farm being built next to tribal land.
Protestors gathered across the street from the construction site again early Wednesday morning, and numbers steadily increased throughout the day.
More than 45 Highway Patrol troopers staged at the construction site.
Yankton Sioux Member Frank Sanchez says, "That means that this is an act of war. This is not a peaceful conflict. This is an act of war when you have this many armed militia of the state of
Protesters say they're participating to protect their children and land and want the situation to stay peaceful. Troopers say they want the same thing.
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