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Jill Stein to Be Charged After Vandalism at Protest Site

Remigio Civitarese | 13 Settembre, 2016, 03:02

Stein was charged Wednesday in Morton County with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Stein and running mate Amaju Baraka in connection with their actions at an anti-pipeline protest in North Dakota. The pipeline company, Energy Transfer Partners, has sued several protesters, claiming they have threatened and intimidated contractors and were blocking work at the site.

The warrant said law enforcement officers saw a video of Stein spray painting "I approve this message", on construction equipment, and another of Baraka painting "decolonization" and "We need decolonization".

The possibility she'll be charged with vandalism and trespassing comes after Stein, a physician, briefly joined in conspiracy theories on Twitter about Clinton's health following a coughing fit Clinton had recently on the campaign trail.

A ruling is expected by Friday on the tribe's challenge of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to grant permits to the Dallas -based operators of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, which will cross North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and IL.

A federal judge denied the tribe's request to temporarily stop construction on the $3.8 billion pipeline created to carry oil from North Dakota to IL.

Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein sought to embrace Bernie Sanders supporters at a Nebraska campaign stop Wednesday, urging them to side with her over "lesser-evil Democrats" in November.

Stein has a history of environmental activism, and during her presidential run in 2012, was arrested outside a debate to which she was not invited.

The Standing Rock Tribe's lawyers are working to persuade a federal judge to withdraw permits for the 1,100-mile pipeline, which could shuttle almost 500,000 barrels of Bakken shale oil throughout the Southwest. "Chicago is leading the fight to close down polluting power plants, like in Pilsen where you closed down two polluting coal plants", Stein said.

On Tuesday, Stein doubled down, posting a photo of her spray-painting the equipment with a caption calling the DAPL "vandalism on steroids". "ND pipeline that threatens water supply for millions, attack dogs that bite peaceful protestors and the state charges me and Jill", he tweeted.

Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein has more than just a political fight ahead of her.

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II is disappointed with the decision, which he says still "does not prevent Dakota Access Pipeline from destroying our sacred sites" while they wait for Friday's ruling.

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