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(Neb.)-Another Protest Planned In Whiteclay

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 03/01/2013 09:35 AM

     WHITECLAY, Neb. (AP) - Activists who want to end beer sales in the Nebraska town of Whiteclay planned a protest Friday after what they described as a showdown with law officers Thursday.
 
     Whiteclay is on the South Dakota border. Critics blame alcohol stores there for problems across the border on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where alcohol is banned.
 
     The group Alcohol Justice says an observance Thursday of the anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee by American Indian Movement activists turned into a showdown with Nebraska state troopers. The activists say the troopers withdrew when more than 100 people marched into Whiteclay
 
     Oglala Sioux President Bryan Brewer said hundreds of people planned to return to Whiteclay Friday.
 
     The Nebraska State Patrol and the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office didn't immediately return telephone calls to the Associated Press.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press)


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