As opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline continues, so does the complete disregard for protesting peacefully and lawfully.
Yesterday, construction crews reported several incidents of construction equipment being purposefully damaged in an attempt to fully halt the project.
Despite continuing to claim that their protest is a peaceful and lawful one, damaging the equipment puts workers at risk as well as protesters untrained in dealing with industrial equipment. Moreover, and wildly hypocritically, protestors cut fluid lines and tampered with gas tanks which undoubtedly spilled industrial fluids on the very ground they are fighting to protect.
Early estimates suggest that the damaged equipment will cost $10 million—another steep price to come out of workers’ bottom lines. See below for a handful of pictures.