Arrest warrant issued for journalist Amy Goodman after pipeline protest coverage
Amy Goodman, the host of news program Democracy Now!, is reportedly facing criminal trespassing charges in Morton County, North Dakota after covering the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
According to WDAZ, an arrest warrant has now been issued for the journalist. “This is an unacceptable violation of freedom of the press,” Goodman said in a statement posted on the Democracy Now! website. “I was doing my job by covering pipeline guards unleashing dogs and pepper spray on Native American protesters.”
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The controversial project has sparked intense and growing protests, particularly from the Native American community led by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, who argue it will disturb sacred sites and put the environment at risk. Read more…More about Pipeline, Protest, Climate, Dakota Access Pipeline, and North Dakota
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