About 50 protesters were standing their ground earlier today as police in riot gear took up positions outside a camp near the Cannonball River, located at the edge of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation. In addition, several Humvees were entering the area of Oceti Sakowin protest camp.
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum ordered protesters to vacate by 2 pm Wednesday, and most left peacefully, but dozens remain. Burgum had extended the deadline to 9 am today. Some have been arrested and charged with “Obstruction of Government Function, as misdemeanor.
Update: Armored vehicles lined the Cannonball River banks as police went in and arrested the remaining protesters at the camp. It’s unknown at this time if there were any incidents of violence on behalf of the police or protesters.
A person on the scene, who goes by Johnny Dangers on Facebook, reports that drones were in the sky during the police raid on the camp.