Minnesota police monitor social media to prepare for pipeline protests


As the long Minnesota winter came to an end in March 2021, both protesters and police began preparing for the beginning of tunneling work to build the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. Intended to update the decaying previous structure and double its capacity. Police practiced a variety of crowd control tactics and countering different types of imagined threats, honing their strategies by monitoring social media.


Writer: Alleen Brown

Publication: The Intercept