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Backwater Bridge, a small bridge over the Cannonball River on ND Highway 1806, became an obsessed focal point for the protesters, because it was the only way they could access the private property where the drill pad was. The world saw dramatic footage, framed by protester PR to look as if it was a re-enactment of the civil rights era, of several incidents at the bridge. It looked as if law enforcement were attacking them, but if you review the frontline law enforcement video footage, you'll see that the protesters were the ones doing the attacking and flanking.

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