During the march and rally on November 2, a small group of activists occupied the Enbridge offices in Duluth and presented a demand letter to staff. The letter asks Enbridge to initiate formal consultation with tribal governments impacted by the proposed new Sandpiper/Line3 pipeline corridor, and suspend all work on the pipelines until the completion of a detailed plan for the abandonment of Line 3 as well as a thorough Environmental Impact Statement for the new corridor. Enbridge refused to even look at the letter, and asked the group to leave.
Most of the group left the room and continued to drum, sing, and chant just outside the door. But 7 individuals refused to leave and sat down peacefully on the floor for a water ceremony. They were arrested by the Duluth Police Department for trespassing and taken to jail. The action planning team had set aside funds to bail them out and cover their fines, and everyone is out now, and happy as can be. But we need your help raising money to replenish our legal defense fund to support future escalated actions to protect our water and our Mother Earth.