November 2016

Date Title Description
11/30/2016 - 8:30am 11/30/16

During the night, protestors took down a section of C wire. The area was repaired later in the day. Between 1430 and 1500 as many as 30 people approached Backwater Bridge. They eventually left without incident.

11/29/2016 - 8:30am 11/29/16

For the majority of the day, there was very little activity with the exception of snow removal duties at and near the forward staging area (1) individual was arrested when he swam across the river channel at Turtle Island and attempted to retrieve

11/28/2016 - 8:30am 11/28/16

Significant snow accumulations occurred during the previous night.

11/27/2016 - 8:30am 11/27/16

Just before 0800hrs, the TOC phone number was compromised resulting in an inundation of harassing phone calls. The phone number was shut down and a new number assigned.

11/26/2016 - 8:30am 11/26/16

No significant protest events occurred.

11/25/2016 - 8:30am 11/25/16

At approximately 8:30 am, law enforcement used boats to seize and remove the wooden bridge and various watercraft from the shoreline by Turtle Hill.  Security fencing was also installed on the shoreline at the base of Turtle Hill.  

11/24/2016 - 9:00am 11/24/16

Between 8:30 am and 9:30 am, two caravans of approximately 200 vehicles left the Seven Councils camp and traveled to Mandan where protesters conducted a protest in the middle of Main Ave between the intersections of Mandan Ave & 13th Ave NE. 

11/23/2016 - 9:00am 11/23/16

At approximately 9:15 am, a caravan of approximately 100 vehicles left the Seven Councils camp and traveled to the location of Hwy 1806/County Rd 138A where they encountered a law enforcement roadblock which prevented the caravan from traveling so

11/22/2016 - 9:00am 11/22/16

There was no significant protest activity.

Law enforcement conducted follow-up investigation on the Backwater Bridge related to the events which occurred at the incident on 11/20/16.

11/21/2016 - 9:00am 11/21/16

At 8:00 am, it was reported that approximately 75 protesters were on the Backwater Bridge.  Throughout the morning, they worked on building a barricade wall on the bridge consisting of wood and other materials supplemented by some sandbags.

11/20/2016 - 9:00am 11/20/16

At approximately 6:00 pm, protesters pulled one of the burned out trucks from the barricade area on the north side of the Backwater Bridge using a semi-tractor.  They failed to comply with law enforcement orders to leave the truck alone and to dis

11/19/2016 - 9:00am 11/19/16

About 40 protester vehicles came into Bismarck/Mandan, but were not very organized. About 20 stopped at the Capital, but nothing really developed there.   Eventually, the vehicles dispersed from the cities. 

11/18/2016 - 9:00am 11/18/16

Little protester movement today. Leaving the camp in small groups, no activity in town detected.

11/17/2016 - 9:00am 11/17/16

Protesters again came into Bismarck/Mandan, and protested in downtown Bismarck. There were eight arrests made at/or near the Federal Building in Bismarck.

11/16/2016 - 9:00am 11/16/16

Protesters caravanned into Bismarck/Mandan and protested at the Bank of ND then walked to the main gate area at Fraine Barracks. No arrests.

11/15/2016 - 9:00am 11/15/16

At 9:20 am, vehicles began to leave the camps heading towards Bismarck/Mandan. The caravan stopped on Hwy10 west of Mandan by the Precision Pipeline facility. They parked along the Hwy.

11/14/2016 - 9:00am 11/14/16

At 9:40 am, approximately 100 vehicles left the camp and traveled to the State Capital to protest; then approximately 150 protesters walked down 3rd Street to the federal building where LE stopped them short of Rosser Avenue.  No arrests resulted.

11/13/2016 - 9:00am 11/13/16

At 9:50 am, a small caravan of four vehicles left the camp, westbound on Hwy 24, one was stopped and the occupants were heading home to Wisconsin.

11/12/2016 - 9:00am 11/12/16

At approximately 9:00 am, a caravan of approximately 130 vehicles left the Seven Councils camp and proceeded to the area of the Precision Pipeline yard located west of Mandan where DAPL equipment is stored.  Upon arrival at approximately 10:30 am,

11/11/2016 - 9:00am 11/11/16

At approximately 10:00 am, protesters began assembling on Hwy 6 at AR 118.  A group also was reported as being at the construction site at AR 119.  Law enforcement responded and encountered a roadblock that protesters has established at Co Rd 135/

11/10/2016 - 9:00am 11/10/16

At approximately 9:30 am, protesters began to gather at the Red Warrior camp on the shore of Turtle Island.  This group grew to approximately 100 persons.  Four canoes/kayaks were placed into the water and attempted to land on the north shore of t

11/09/2016 - 9:00am 11/09/16

At approximately noon, a semi-tractor left the protest camp and went onto Hwy 1806 south of the Backwater Bridge and pulled the burned car and the D.O.T.

11/08/2016 - 9:00am 11/08/16

At approximately 8:20 am, a report was received that protesters were hanging anti-pipeline banners from overpasses in Bismarck.  The Bismarck Police Department responded and located 4 of the protesters involved in this activity.  Two of the protes

11/07/2016 - 9:00am 11/07/16

At approximately 6:45 am, law enforcement received a report of protesters establishing a roadblock near the intersection of Co Rd 82/Hwy 10 west of Mandan by the Precision Pipeline yard.  They left prior to law enforcement arrival and left a “slee

11/06/2016 - 9:00am 11/06/16

A march was held that left Legion Park in Mandan at approximately 10:30 am that consisted of approximately 200 persons.  The destination of the march was the Morton Co LEC and upon arrival, the participants held a “love, prayer, and forgiveness” e

11/05/2016 - 9:30am 11/05/16

A large number of vehicles were observed going into the Seven Councils Camp throughout the day.  There was a large congregation of persons in the camp and it is believed this was related to the large group of clergy that had come to the area to sh

11/04/2016 - 9:30am 11/04/16

At approximately 6:00 pm, a small protest was held at the Morton County LEC on the east side.  There was a group of approximately 50 anti-pipeline protesters present.  No problems were encountered.  There was also a group of approximately 15 perso

11/03/2016 - 9:30am 11/03/16

At approximately 6:30 am, a vehicle purportedly leaving the protest camp was northbound on Hwy 1806 and crashed into the burnt trucks north of the Backwater Bridge.  Vehicle occupants refused medical transport.  The NDHP investigated the crash. 

11/02/2016 - 9:30am 11/02/16

Throughout the early morning hours, protesters were constructing a wooden bridge from their camp on Cantapeta Creek in an attempt to reach the north shore of the creek.  At approximately 9:30 am, law enforcement issued a warning to the protesters

11/01/2016 - 9:30am 11/01/16

Protesters established a small camp on the south shore of the north branch of Cantapeta Creek in a location that is east of the Backwater Bridge.   This location is called “Turtle Island”.  The area of Corps of Engineer property on the north shore