Eight protesters arrested at Bakken Pipeline site in Boone

Dozens of others on hand for protest but avoid charges

By TIM SEAMAN | tseaman@kcautv.com

Published 08/31 2016 04:35PM

Updated 08/31 2016 07:00PM

Just as they had promised, several protesters tried blocking access at a Dakota Access pipeline construction site today and eight people were arrested.

It happen at a site in Boone near the Farm Progress Show.  The demonstrations were most peaceful and those arrested will likely be charged with misdemeanor criminal charges.

Many more protesters gathered at the work site but were not arrested.  The group was looking to disrupt traffic and delay further work on the Bakken Pipeline.

Those opposed to the project that runs from North Dakota to Illinois argue that Dakota Access should not have been granted the right to use eminent domain as a way of acquiring land for pipeline construction.

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