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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Iowa Woman Arrested on Her Own Land: DAPL Trespassing


Iowa woman arrested on own property for interfering with DAPL construction

Iowa woman arrested on own property for interfering with DAPL construction

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Typically we've seen Dakota Access Pipeline protesters arrested for trespassing on other people's land, but in Iowa over the weekend one landowner was arrested on her own property.

Cyndy Coppola was arrested on Saturday on her family's farm in Calhoun County Iowa.   

She says Dakota Access gained rights to be on her property against her and her family's will. 
They used condemnation court and eminent domain to get easements to the property. 
On Saturday Coppola and friend Ed Fallon were arrested after they attempted to block trucks carrying pipeline across her farm.

Coppola says it's hard to see someone else take control of your property.
“It was very frustrating, and when I first saw that topsoil piled up when they 
started digging, my first reaction was to cry, because we've tried everything,” says Coppola.

Coppola and her family are part of a lawsuit brought by nine
 Iowa farms against Dakota Access for using eminent domain to gain 
easements, which they say is against Iowa state law. 

There is no "Eminent Domain" for corporations, anywhere in the U.S.

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