by SANDY TOLAN for The Los Angeles Times

 Journalist Jenni Monet reports from an Oct. 27 sweep during a mass demonstration over the Dakota Access pipeline in Morton County, North Dakota. (Photo courtesy of Jenni Monet)

Journalist Jenni Monet reports from an Oct. 27 sweep during a mass demonstration over the Dakota Access pipeline in Morton County, North Dakota. (Photo courtesy of Jenni Monet)

Feb. 5, 2017 — A journalist arrested in a broad sweep of a “rogue” protest camp near the Standing Rock reservation is facing criminal charges from North Dakota authorities.

Jenni Monet, 40, on assignment for Indian Country Today and the Center for Investigative Reporting, has been arrested and charged with criminal trespass and “engaging in a riot” by Morton County prosecutors. She was arrested Wednesday and released on bond late Thursday.

Monet was arrested as authorities rounded up about 75 “water protectors” attempting to set up a new protest camp on private land near the Cannonball River.  Police moved in Wednesday afternoon to prevent the establishment of the “Last Child Camp,” locking down the area with highway barricades.

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