18 Iowans arrested for nonviolent civil disobedience attempting to stop construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

Published: Sep. 11, 2016 at 2:40 PM CDT
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The group Bold Alliance says 18 Iowans were arrested, and more than 50 participated in an action of nonviolent civil disobedience in Boone County Saturday attempting to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Among those arrested is former Iowa Senator Ed Fallon.

Last month, 30 people were arrested in a direct action in Boone County. Dakota Access filed suit against Bold Iowa and Iowa CCI, seeking a restraining order.

A hearing on the restraining order filed against Bold and CCI by Dakota Access is scheduled in federal court later this month. The 30 citizens who were arrested last month will appear in court in Boone County on Sept. 15.