Line 3 Water Protector Found Not Guilty in Pennington County

In the summer of 2021, the State of Minnesota arrested hundreds of Water Protectors who engaged in protests, direct actions, religious ceremonies, and treaty camps during the Line 3 pipeline construction.  In April, one such Water Protector, represented by CDP staff attorney Claire Glenn, went to trial in Pennington County on a misdemeanor obstruction charge arising out of their presence at an Anishinaabe religious ceremony outside of a construction site.  After two days of trial, the jury returned a unanimous verdict of Not Guilty.

Congratulations to Claire and her client!