Blizzard hammers pipeline protesters

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Demonstrators still camped near North Dakota's Dakota Access Pipeline are celebrating their victory while dealing with a brutal blizzard.

(KARE) Demonstrators still camped near North Dakota’s Dakota Access Pipeline are celebrating their victory while dealing with a brutal blizzard.

A weather system packing 55 mph winds and temperatures well below zero blew in Monday.

Much of the camp’s water supply was frozen and several tents were shredded by the winds.

Standing Rock Sioux leaders have called on protesters to leave now that the planned pipeline route has been denied, but some skeptical of the Army’s announcement say they plan to stay.

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