At approximately 11:30 am it was reported that a large number of people were leaving the protest camps and heading north on Hwy 1806.  People were walking and there were horses and vehicles in the group and they were blocking both lanes of the highway.  As a result of this traffic hazard, the traffic control point was reinstated just south of Mandan and traffic was rerouted on Hwy 6.  BIA established a traffic control point near the Cannonball River for northbound traffic.The group left Hwy 1806 at the location that was the site of the protest last Saturday.  This group subsequently left this location and Hwy 1806 was re-opened and the traffic control point reverted to the traffic information point.   
At approximately 1:55 pm it was reported that the US District Judge had denied the Standing Rock Tribe’s request for an injunction against the pipeline construction while the Tribe’s lawsuit against the US Army Corps of Engineers proceeds.  Subsequently, the US Dept. of Justice issued a joint statement with the Dept. of the Army and Dept. of the Interior that the Army will not authorize construction of the pipeline on Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe until it reconsiders its previous decisions regarding the Dakota Access pipeline.  They are also requesting DAPL to voluntarily cease construction activity within 20 miles east or west of Lake Oahe.