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Erma Vizenor speaks to reporters Friday in White Earth. (Riham Feshir/Record)

Vizenor: Protesters were far from 'peaceful'

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Despite initial reports of peaceful gatherings in White Earth Tuesday, tribal officials say protesters went far beyond the normal right to free speech and peaceful assembly.

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Police Chief Randy Goodwin said some of the protesters used force to try to gain access to the White Earth Tribal Headquarters. One pushed an officer in the face and others were involved in a "slight pushing contest."

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