Standing Rock Chairman Says Army Corps Plans to Shutdown Land of DAPL Protest Camp

The chairman of the Standing Rock Tribe says the Army Corps of Engineers plans to close the area where pipeline protesters have been camping for months.

Chairman Dave Archambault says a letter was sent to him informing him of the decision.

The land closure will be on December 5th and includes all lands north of the Cannonball River which is owned by the Army Corps.

Archambault says the letter states there will be a free speech zone south of the Cannonball River and the chairman is asking protesters to continue the fight against the pipeline.

In other pipeline protest news, more than 30 protesters are facing charges of criminal trespass after they were arrested for blocking the entrance to Target at the Kirkwood Mall in Bismarck.

Police say nearly 100 people had gathered at the entrances and refused orders to leave the private property.

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