Gabriella Scarlett, a water protector from Canada, signals for peace as a fire barricade burns off County Road 134. Behind her, water protectors establish a fire barricade to hold police back from the site of construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Oct. 27, 2016  (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

The Standing Rock Struggle To Secure Clean Water: A Photo Essay

As the nation’s focus turns to the outcome of the presidential election, activists in Standing Rock continue their struggle to secure access to clean water. MintPress reporter Derrick Broze is on the ground in North Dakota covering efforts by activists to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, efforts that have been met with a brutal police crackdown.