The U.S custom and border officials are investigating the use of Helicopter at the protest site. The Helicopter had flown low over the Protests in northern Minnesota. To call for President Joe Biden to end the pipeline project, a number of had gathered at the construction site of the pipeline project, including many activists, indigenous leaders.
Actress Jane Fonda also accompanied the to support the protest against the project. Also, some arrests took place to control the as they chained themselves to construction equipment. A Helicopter had flown very close to the, and that moment was captured by a photojournalist. The rotor wash of the Helicopter dispersed dirt, dust, and debris over the activists and other Protests.
The tactical maneuver undertaken by the federal government to stop the Protests was dangerous and unnecessary, she added.However, according to an official at the Northern Lights Task Force, the Helicopter dispersal was not to create havoc in the area. But due to extremely dry weather conditions, the dust kicked up in the area, stated in a Facebook post. The helicopter noticed the situation immediately and left the area to stop further issues.