Judge dismisses protester’s lawsuit 8 years after Dakota Access pipeline protests


A protester who sued after she was hurt in the explosion of a “flash bang” device used by police in the protests of the Dakota Access oil pipeline 8 years ago had her suit thrown out of federal court by a North Dakota judge.

Sophia Wilansky, whose left forearm was injured in the blast during a clash of protesters with law enforcement officeers at a blocked highway bridge in the fall of 2016, had sued the Morton County sheriff and two officers.

The Associated Press reported federal Judge Daniel Traynor dismissed the 2018 lawsuit.

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