2/19/2017

Equipment under the direction of Incident Command continued to assist with cleanup of the Oceti Sakowin camp.At approximately 5:30 pm, a group of approximately 75 – 100 protesters gathered in the middle of Hwy 1806 in front of the north entrance to the Ocetic Sakowin camp and also erected a tepee in the roadway.  They were directed to clear the roadway but refused to comply with commands.  As a result of their blocking of the roadway, an ambulance coming from the south was unable to proceed and had to turn around and take an alternative route.  After approximately one hour, the protesters were given a final notice to clear the roadway and leave or face arrest.  At that point, they did disperse from the area.  No arrests were made.