Petition delivered to Morton County state's attorney to drop charges against DAPL protesters

MANDAN, N.D. - A year ago on Nov. 20, protesters and law enforcement clashed during the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest on the backwater bridge, resulting in authorities spraying demonstrators with water hoses.

​Monday, about a dozen people with Lakota People's Law Project gathered outside the Morton County Courthouse to deliver petitions to the Morton County state's attorney.

A total of 55,000 signatures were gathered in hopes to drop charges against protesters awaiting trial.

"The petition is designed to raise awareness and put pressure on the state's attorney, so the remaining 400 people who are on the cross hairs of the criminal justice system have the support that they need," said Dan Nelson, Lakota People's Law Project organizer.

We reached out to the state's attorney office in Mandan for a comment, no one returned our call.