Bayou Bridge Pipeline protester arrested after chaining himself to excavator

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A protester chained himself to an excavator in order to prevent more work on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. 

The protester has been identified as Mark Tilsen, a Oglala Lakota Water Protector.

The incident occurred on Friday, July 7 and the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office cut the protesters chains and arrested him. 

Charges are pending and more information will be provided when it becomes available. 

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