There’s something deceitful about the “Keep It in the Ground” gang. They’re anything but the pleasant folks they appear. They’re hard-core “useful idiots.”
Two years ago, “Keep It in the Ground” activists clashed violently with law enforcement in a futile effort to shut down construction of the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. During weeks of violent #NoDAPL protests, anti-pipeline activists shot at police; pelted them with rocks, bottles, and Molotov cocktails; and burned vehicles and construction equipment.
When the dust finally settled, more than 700 protesters (most of them from out of state) had been arrested, 48 million pounds of garbage had to be trucked away, and North Dakota’s taxpayers were on the hook for more than $40 million in expenses caused by the fierce protests.