Daily Activity

This is preliminary information to provide a general timeline & summary of protest activity.

08/19/16

No significant events occurred.


08/18/16

Demonstration occurred in Bismarck just south of the Capitol Grounds from 4:00 6:00 pm.  Boulevard Avenue was closed between 4th & 7th Streets to accommodate the demonstrators and ensure safety.  No problems were encountered with the demonstration.


08/17/16

Traffic control point established at Hwy 1806 & Morton County Rd 138A.  Southbound traffic detoured to alternate routes.  LE manning traffic control point.

Report of laser being used against NDHP pilot at approximately 5:15 am. 

The Morton County EOC was established at the Law Enforcement Center.


08/16/16

No construction activity.  Reports that windows were broken out of one of the company's bulldozers at the pipeline site. In addition, one of their generators and a light stand was also vandalized.

Traffic moving slowly past the protest site in both directions. 150 to 200 protesters at the protest site now. Vehicles parked on shoulders of ND HWY 1806 for 2-miles south of the protest site.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ordered a temporary restraining order against protesters for unlawfully interfering with Dakota Access, LLC and its representatives from construction at the site.
There will be a preliminary injunction hearing on August 25 at North Dakota District Court in Bismarck.


08/15/16

Dakota Access is moving equipment down to the site. Demonstrators on horseback pushed LE officers manning barricade line back. Keep reading for more details.


08/14/16

No construction activity took place.


08/13/16

No construction activity took place.  Bridge over Cannonball River on Hwy 1806 was temporarily blocked by demonstrators who marched from there to the DAPL construction site.


08/12/16

Morton Co SD & NDHP responded to reports of access to private property (construction site) was being blocked.  Total of 6 arrests made.  Those arrested included Standing Rock Tribal chairman and a Tribal Council member.


08/11/16

Morton Co SD & NDHP responded to private security report that protesters were hampering construction activities of DAPL.  Total of 13 arrests made.


08/10/16

Protesters began gathering in Morton County just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in opposition to construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.