Dakota Access pipeline protests' focus turns to courthouse

Not far from the camp.
References to the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is often referred to as "DAPL," are abundant in and around an encampment called the Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in south central North Dakota.
Ann Arbor Miller for MPR News

The focus of the Dakota Access pipeline protests turned to the courthouse on Monday.

A lawsuit alleging excessive use of force by law enforcement during protests was filed in federal district court. Meanwhile, several criminal complaints against protesters inched their way through the system.

Doualy Xaykaothao is in Bismarck and has been following the developments.

Use the audio player above to hear what she's learned.

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