Reuters photographer Stephanie Keith recently traveled to North Dakota to cover the ongoing protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a $3.8 billion oil pipeline meant to carry crude oil from the Bakken oil fields through the Dakotas and Iowa, to Illinois. Protesters from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, hundreds of other Native Americans and their supporters are now encamped near the Backwater Bridge, with law enforcement stationed behind a roadblock on the opposite side. According to Reuters, last night hundreds of protesters made attempts to force their way through the barricades, reportedly setting dozens of fires. They were met with water cannons, pepper spray, tear gas, and rubber bullets, resulting in dozens of injuries. Below are images from last night, and some from the previous several days at the protest site. [25 photos total]

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Police confront protesters with tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Police use a water cannon on protesters near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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A protester is given medical attention during a demonstration against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline, near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Police tear gas protesters during a protest near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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A rubber bullet and a rubber bullet wound are displayed for the camera during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Protesters stand off with police near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Police use a water cannon on protesters while other protesters put out a fire started by a tear gas canister, near Cannon Ball, on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Police use a water cannon on protesters near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Police use a water cannon to put out a fire started by protesters during a protest near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Police use a water cannon on a protester near Cannon Ball on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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A Dakota Access pipeline protester is given medical attention on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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A rider on a horse stands guard on top of a hill in during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline, near Cannon Ball, on November 19, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Protesters march from a bridge that separates an area occupied by police and an area occupied by demonstrators, during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline on November 18, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Protesters sit in silence during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline on November 18, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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A man bangs a drum while police stand guard during a protest near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on November 18, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Protesters sit in silence in front of two burned-out trucks set up as a roadblock during a protest near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on November 18, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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A person looks at the river in an encampment during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline on November 19, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Turtle Feather, 19, from the Apache tribe poses for a photograph in an encampment during the protest against the Dakota Access pipeline on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Two tepees stand in the mist in an encampment during the protest near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on November 19, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Waskoness Pitawanakwat, 16, (left) from the Ojibwe tribe and Tea McGinnis ,18, from the Hupa tribe pose for a photograph in an encampment during the protest against the Dakota Access pipeline on November 20, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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A man from the Lakota Sioux tribe with a tattoo on his neck poses for a photograph during the protest on November 16, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Numpa Bald Eagle, 17, from Eagle Butte Reservation poses for a photograph inside his tent in an encampment during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on November 19, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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A man chops wood in an encampment during the ongoing protest on November 17, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Vanessa Castle, 31, from the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe poses for a photograph in an encampment during a protest near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on November 19, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #
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Protesters face off with police during a protest in Mandan against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, in North Dakota, on November 15, 2016. (Stephanie Keith / Reuters) #

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