Coordination Between State-wide Authorities Preparing for Line 3 Pipeline Protests, Minnesota
From Unicorn Riot:
Minnesota – Unicorn Riot has uncovered documents showing coordination between state-wide authorities to prepare for anti-pipeline protests. Emails obtained from Minnesota State Patrol under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act show close cooperation between state and local law enforcement, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, pipeline company security staff and a private police foundation.
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One such email, dated June 18, 2018, shows discussion about a “table top” exercise located at Camp Ripley, a military base operated by the Minnesota National Guard which also hosts training for the Minnesota State Patrol.
Another correspondence titled “Line 3 Protest” describes continued monitoring of anti-pipeline social media pages on Facebook by Bill O’Donnell, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Fusion Center Director of Criminal Information and Analysis.
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