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Claim: Dakota Access Pipeline protesters challenge free press

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Background: On October 11, 2016, reporters covering the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline were confronted and threatened with bodily harm while. In a video released by NBC North Dakota, masked demonstrators can be seen surrounding the news crew and aggressively challenging their right to report on the unfolding protests. “You guys need to go to your car and get the f**k out of here,” said a protester. “Shut the f**k up. If you keep talking dude I’m going to f**king kick your ass bro,” said another as the journalists scramble to retreat from the public roadway …

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