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Pipeline protester who inspired rally extradited to Nebraska | KRVN Radio

Pipeline protester who inspired rally extradited to Nebraska

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – An oil pipeline protester from South Dakota who inspired a rally after she was arrested and jailed in North Dakota has been moved to Nebraska to face another criminal complaint.

Forty-two-year-old Olowan Martinez was arrested Sept. 13 for criminal trespass during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. Earlier this week, about 300 people showed up outside the Morton County Jail in Mandan to appeal for her release. They held up a large sign that read “Free Olowan.” Some called out to her in the jail.

The Bismarck Tribune reports ( the North Dakota arrest triggered a warrant from Nebraska, where Martinez was wanted on charges of making terroristic threats, theft and criminal mischief.

Martinez was released on $10,000 bond after making her initial appearance Thursday in Sheridan County, Nebraska.

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