October 2016: Dakota Access Pipeline: 141 Arrested
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of October 2016.
1. Police Kill Black Man in L.A. 2. FBI Announces Arrest of NSA Spy 3. FCC Fines Comcast 4. Arson Causes $2 Million in Damage to Dakota Access Pipeline 5. School Shooting in San Francisco 6. Hackers Cause Internet Blackout 7. AT&T Offers to Buy Time Warner 8. Chicago Cubs Are National League Champs 9. U.S. Judge Approves Volkswagen Deal 10. Dakota Access Pipeline: 141 Arrested 11. Oklahoma Fugitive Killed in Shootout with Police
- Dakota Access Pipeline: 141 Arrested
- On Friday Oct. 28, 2016, 141 people are arrested at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest. They set up camp on private property, in the path of the $3.8 billion pipeline that is set to run from North Dakota through four states to the U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. Both Native Americans and environmentalists have been protesting the construction for months. Police in riot gear and armoured vehicles attempt to disperse the 330 protesters. The scene turns violent when protesters start fires, climb onto police vehicles, throw bottles and rocks at the officers; some are even arrested for attempting to shoot at police officers.
- Photo source: AP Photo/James MacPherson