Above photo: Brandon J. Antell Sr., a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, waves a banner in front of the state capitol building during the Treaties Not Tar Sands rally on August 25, 2021. Ben Hovland | Sahan Journal.
St. Paul, MN – On Saturday morning, hundreds of people participated in a march from the MN State Capitol to the Governor’s residence led by pipeline resistance camp Camp Migizi. According to a statement from an organizer, Jaike Spotted-Wolf, Camp Migizi assembled at the Governor’s mansion to peacefully protest against Line 3, and for treaty rights and Indigenous Sovereignty. Armed police with riot gear have arrested over 50 Water Protectors with more arrests ongoing.
Yesterday, water protectors blockaded @GovTimWalz’s mansion.
Cops came in riot gear, assaulting peaceful #stopline3 activists, hitting one on the head with a baton.
69 were arrested – and are still in custody.
The Governor spent the day at the fair.
— Resist Line 3 (@ResistLine3) August 29, 2021