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The world has been watching events unfolding in North Dakota where a historic gathering of Native Americans has evolved into a fierce resistance against the Dakota Access pipeline which opponents say threatens the area's water supply and is destroying sacred territory. Hundreds of people have been arrested since April amid clashes with local and State police and National Guard troops. Gunshots have been fired, accusations of police brutality have swirled while the County Sheriff's department continues to point an accusatory finger at demonstrators, who call themselves water protectors. APTN has extensive coverage of the conflict below.