Protester Arrest Number Reaches 60, Construction Equipment Moving Out

Another Dakota Access Pipeline protest results in an additional 22 arrests in Morton County.

That brings the total to 60 since protests began.

Officers were called to a worksite 80 miles from the original protest site.

Two protesters were bound to equipment and were arrested for disorderly conduct and hindering law enforcement.

Twenty others were arrested for criminal trespass.

The company has also started removing damaged construction equipment from worksites.

Asked if the removal indicates the company is backing down on its plans to build the pipeline, a spokeswoman says the company remains committed to the project.