UPDATE: Morton County says main DAPL protest camp officially closed

CANNON BALL, N.D. - UPDATE: 2/23 2:11 p.m. Morton County says the main Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp is now officially closed.

ND Highway Patrol says 36 people were arrested Thursday as the camp was cleared, bringing the total number arrested since the eviction notice to 47.

Cleanup at the camp has now resumed and law enforcement remains present in the area.

ORIGINAL STORY: At a press conference Thursday, North Dakota Highway Patrol Lieutenant Tom Iverson said 33 people were arrested near the Oceti Sakowin protest camp Thursday.

Since the eviction notice was delivered, 44 people have been arrested.

Iverson said cleanup has not started, as they are waiting to make sure the camp is cleared before continuing the cleanup process.

This is a developing story.