November 2016: Pipeline Protests Escalate

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

World News | Disasters & Science News

Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of November 2016.

Pipeline Protests Escalate
Standing Rock protest
On Nov. 20, 2016, police officers use water cannons against the North Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. Four hundred protesters try to push past a barricaded bridge to get onto the pipeline's construction site. They are met by police officers with tear gas, rubber bullets, and eventually, water cannons—in sub-zero temperatures. At least 17 of the protesters are taken to the hospital, some for severe cases of hypothermia.
Photo source: AP Photo/James MacPherson
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