Yankton Sioux Tribe continues hog farm protest

The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is continuing to protest a proposed hog farm in Charles Mix County.

Tribal leaders and members say the operation would harm the environment. Long View Farms wants to house 3,350 sows and process up to 70,000 pigs a year at the farm.

Tribal members are blocking a Bureau of Indian Affairs road that leads to the site. Long View Farms says the tribe has no authority at the actual farm, which is apparently located on fee land adjacent to tribal land.

Upwards of 100 state police have been dispatched to the site, angering some tribal protesters who say they are acting peacefully. At least one person has been arrested since the protest started on Tuesday.

Get the Story:
Group seeks peace in hog farm protests (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 4/17)
Police presence heightens tension at Marty protest (The Mitchell Daily Republic 4/17)
Protest Expected To Continue (KELO 4/17)
Officers Keep The Peace At Farm Site (AP 4/17)

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