Enlarge / Dakota Access Pipeline protesters snarl traffic on Interstate 5 in Washington state on February 11. (credit: Bellingham #NoDAPL Coalition)
Local Washington state police have obtained a court warrant to search the Facebook page of a group dedicated to protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The warrant from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department seeks data surrounding the Bellingham #NoDAPL Coalition’s Facebook page.

The page, with more than 1,000 followers, provides information about pipeline environmental issues and is used to organize political protests and connect political activists.
In addition to demanding account information about those who have interacted with the group’s page, the warrant seeks “messages, photos, videos, wall posts, and location information” dating from February 4 to February 15.

The search time period surrounds a February 11 protest in downtown Bellingham against the Trump administration’s decision to follow through with the pipeline. Protesters had blocked Interstate 5 for more than an hour, snarling traffic for miles.
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