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Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp closes; 39 holdouts arrested

Law enforcement vehicles arrive at the closed Dakota Access pipeline protest camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

Police closed the North Dakota protest camp Thursday, with 39 protesters arrested. Many demonstrators vowed to continue their resistance in camps being established nearby.

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