Federal Judge Denies Pipeline Protestors’ Bid For Injunction Against Police

(February 7, 2017, 1:47 PM EST) -- BISMARCK, N.D. — Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protestors are not entitled to an injunction barring police from using excessive force or crowd dispersal weapons when responding to pipeline protests because they are not likely to succeed on their claims that the police violated their civil rights during a violent clash between protestors and police Nov. 20 on a bridge near the project site, a North Dakota federal judge ruled Feb. 7 (Vanessa Dundon, et al. v. Kyle Kirchmeier, et al., No. 16-406, D. N.D.)....

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