Vets to Form Human Shield at Standing Rock Pipeline Protest
More than 2,000 military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline project. They will do so right before the federal deadline for activists to leave the North Dakota site adjacent to land owned by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. State officials, who have backed off threats to cut off supplies to demonstrators, on Monday declared that activists needed to vacate the Oceti Sakowin camp, which is located on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land, due to weather conditions. The deadline is Dec. 5, but the Army Corps has said it will not forcibly remove anyone.