On Thursday morning, Jan. 14, near Backus, protesters dubbed water protectors locked to each other inside a Line 3 pipe segment, halting construction at an Enbridge worksite with other protesters outside.
The pipe yard is located south and west of a large work site just outside of Backus.
Those who oppose the pipeline construction say that according to several cultural site maps, numerous sacred and significant sites lie in the path of the Line 3 project.
Protesters also gathered Monday, Dec. 28, outside of Backus at a pipe storage yard on County Road 113 in protest of Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement project. Other protests have been held elsewhere along the pipeline route.