The Standing Rock/Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are becoming the Meryl Streep of leftist protests, winning multiple awards for Worst Performance in a So-Called Protest. We awarded them a coveted Power Line Green Weenie a couple weeks ago for leaving so much trash around that it had become an environmental threat to the very same river they claimed to be trying to protect.
The story deepens. Here’s the latest from The Daily Caller:
By Chris White
Officials cleaning campsites used by the Dakota Access Pipeline protests believe abandoned cars at the makeshift site could pose an enormous environmental threat.
“There are roughly 200 vehicles down there at last count, ranging from cars and pickups to rental trucks,” George Kuntz, vice president of the North Dakota Towing Association, told reporters Tuesday.
Sanitation crews are working night-and-day to clean up hundreds of thousands of pounds of trash from the DAPL construction site. The debris needs to be removed from the city-sized campsite before spring thaw floods the area. . .
“There are definitely abandoned vehicles there, but the hard part is trying to determine the count,” Rob Keller, an official with the Morton County Sheriff’s Department told reporters.
“You’ve got oil leaking out, you’ve got gas,” Keller said.
But here is my favorite single sentence of the story:
Relevant personnel are combing the site for dead bodies rolled up in tarps, as well as weapons that could be used against Morton County police officers. They are using bulldozers and earth-moving equipment to scrape the area clean of debris.
It usually comes to this, doesn’t it?
More from ABC News:
Local and federal officials estimate there’s enough trash and debris in the camp to fill about 2,500 pickup trucks. Garbage ranges from trash to building debris to human waste, according to Morton County Emergency Manager Tom Doering.
Looking for an explanation for this? I suspect this story out of Europe comes close:
An overwhelming majority of violent “Antifascist” protesters still live with their mom, according to a new study.
The study was carried out with data from Germany, and published in the German tabloid BILD – so results may vary compared to other Western activists.
Nonetheless – the findings ring true:
84% are male
72% are aged 18-29
90% are single
34% are unemployed
Young males who live at home are used to having their mothers pick up after them. Especially when they’re off protesting. Now they’ll have an extra Green Weenie statuette to pick up.