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Sean Ptolomek, of Los Angeles, prays while touching the road leading to the Dakota Access oil pipeline site following a demonstration near Cannon Ball, N.D., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The pipeline is designed to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois. Opponents, including the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, say it will harm drinking water and cultural sites. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The latest on the Standing Rock protests


UPDATE 9:30 a.m.: Some protesters said hundreds of veterans have arrived.

ORIGINAL STORY: With the deadline for Standing Rock protesters fast approaching, many of them aren't going anywhere.

Protesters opposing the oil pipeline were given until Monday to leave the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and North Dakota's governor's office cited concerns over frigid winters. But the government said it would not remove anyone by force

On Saturday, Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman Dave Archamabault II said he would meet with Gov. Jack Dalrymple in person for the first time at a date to be determined later.

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WATCH | Tribal consultant Phyllis Young responded to statements Dalrymple has made about the protesters.

Veterans poured into the protests over the weekend to join in solidarity.

The protest camp continues to grow in size. Here's a view from the air.

Some wondered why President Obama hasn't spoken out against the situation recently.

President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the pipeline as-is, despite the Standing Rock Sioux and activists' concern that it could contaminate their water supply.  Trump previously held a financial stake in the pipeline's parent company, Energy Transfer Partners, but sold most of his shares. He still has at least $500,000 invested in Phillips 66, which will have a 25 percent ownership stake of the pipeline.

Obama has said the pipeline may be re-routed, but no changes have been made as of Sunday morning.

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