Charges to be Filed Against Green Party Presidential Candidate

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Written by: Jennifer Giorgi

As if being involved in the third party presidential media blackout wasn’t enough, Jill Stein had to go get herself involved in the protests against the North Dakota Pipeline for media blackout number two. Blair Emerson from the Bismarck Tribune reports the following:

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier speaks at a press conference Tuesday afternoon about recent events involving groups of people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. In back right is Col. Mike Gerhart of the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who is accused of spray-painting equipment Tuesday at a Dakota Access Pipeline work site, will face charges for her action, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said in a press conference.

SEE: Jill Stein Spray Paints Pipeline Company’s Equipment [VIDEO]

Stein was part of a group of 150 to 200 people who protested at the construction site, where two protesters attached themselves to bulldozers and some construction equipment reportedly was vandalized.

Though no arrests were made as a result of Tuesday’s actions, Kirchmeier said the sheriff’s department is “working up the information through the state’s attorney’s office to pursue charges (against Stein).” One possible charge could be for trespassing and another for vandalism, though it’s not yet known whether these would be felony or misdemeanor charges.

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Jill Stein posted the above picture on social media with the caption:

“I salute the Standing Rock Sioux for standing up to protect our Earth for future generations.

We must end 500+ years of genocide NOW. Honor the treaties!

#NoDAPL #ReZpectOurWater #ItsInOurHands”

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