November 2016: Pipeline Protests Escalate
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of November 2016.
1. Two Police Officers Killed in Iowa in Separate Attacks 2. Curse Ends as Chicago Cubs Win World Series 3. Gawker Settles Hulk Hogan Lawsuit 4. Penn State Fined $2.4 Million in Sandusky Investigation 5. First Woman U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno Dies 6. Trump Wins Presidency 7. News Anchor Gwen Ifill Dies 8. Paul Ryan Nominated as Speaker of the House 9. Police Officer Who Shot Philando Castille Charged with Manslaughter 10. Drug Executives Arrested for Fraud, Conspiracy 11. Four Police Officers Killed Nationwide 12. Escalation at Standing Rock 13. Gubernatorial Recount in North Carolina 14. Actress Florence Henderson Dies 15. Car, Knife Attack at Ohio State
- Pipeline Protests Escalate
- 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