Charges announced in Backus pipe storage yard protest arrest
Protester who dangled from tripod before arrest identified
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch identified the protester who dangled from a wooden tripod for several hours before being taken down and arrested 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.
Identified as Emma Harrison in a news release, Burch said Tuesday, Dec. 29, her full name is Emma Jean Bergman-Harrison, of St. Paul. She has been charged with obstructing the legal process and trespass.
The tripod was blocking an access to a pipe storage yard for Enbridge Energy's Line 3 project. Bergman-Harrison had tools designed to make it difficult to remove her from the tripod.