SANDUSKY, Iowa (KWQC) – Protesters who have been camped out near the Mississippi River for more than two weeks say they are about to be evicted. The group called Mississippi Stand, has been gathered along a road in Lee County as part of a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. They say they are opposed to the project because of the potential threat to the Mississippi River in the event of an oil spill.
On Wed., Oct. 5, 2015, organizers said they have received notice from the sheriff’s office that they will be removed on Thurs., Oct. 6. KWQC has contacted the sheriff’s office, but has not been able to confirm the eviction. The Mississippi Stand also reported that members were arrested while trying to block a road.
The pipeline is being built from North Dakota and across the Mississippi into Illinois.