Protesters stand at the entrance to an Enbridge oil pipe storage yard (pipes in background) south of Cromwell to protest Enbridge Line 3 Monday afternoon. Illegal pipes off stolen land." Bob King / [email protected] Peterson (right), who lives in the Duluth area, holds a model of an oil pipeline which completes the sentence "Gov. — A rally in rural Carlton County on Monday drew a parade of protesters marching down the center of a county road — pastoral round hay bales on one side and a stockpile of pipe meant for the still-uncertain Line 3 replacement on the other."It was peaceful," Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake said of the protest, in which there were no arrests.Pipe stacked four rows high was spread across 35 acres as the marching protesters sang and clung together against a bitter crosswind."They're terrified," Ta'Sina Sapa Win said of Enbridge to the crowd."It's going to take a lot more than the arrests of the past six months to make us go away."She was referring to protests and direct actions dating back to August — including access blockages and heavy-equipment lockdowns on construction sites outside Superior which have led to several arrests for misdemeanor charges.The protest parade featured a brass band complete with tuba and a variety of masked protesters.
About a quarter of those in attendance covered their faces — part of a security protocol some of the campers and protectors adhere to rigorously.
But then I got chatting to the brilliant women in STEM sitting around my table.