A local North Dakota TV news camera crew faced threats from angry political activists protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Monday.
According to KFYR-TV, the masked protesters confronted their news crew and threatened to take their cameras and physically harm them for covering the protest.
“You guys need to take his camera,” said a protester seen in the video.
“Who said you can come in here?” the protester asks.
“Our car is over here,” said the KFYR-TV reporter.
“You guys need to go to your car and get the f**k out of here then,” the protester replied.
“Don’t talk to us like that, sir. There is no need to talk to us that way,” responded the KFYR-TV reporter.
“I don’t care. You don’t need to post bulls**t. Keep it moving,” he said.
“Do you have a press pass?” another protester asked the crew.
One activist suggested to cover the TV camera’s lens while another threatened the KFYR, “Shut the f**k up. If you keep talking dude, I’m going to f**king kick your ass bro,” said a protester.
Ultimately, 27 arrests were made Monday at the site, the highest total since protesters began their activity two months ago.
“While some would like to say this was a protest, this was not a protest. This was a riot,” Cass County Sheriff Paul D. Laney said.