Warrant out for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s arrest in ND

US Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein delivers remarks while announcing Cheri Honkala as her US Green Party vice-presidential running mate during a press conference July 11, 2012,  in Washington, DC. The Green Party will hold their National Convention July 12-15, 2012, in Baltimore, Maryland.            AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)
US Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein delivers remarks while announcing Cheri Honkala as her US Green Party vice-presidential running mate during a press conference July 11, 2012, in Washington, DC.

CANNON BALL, N.D. — A North Dakota county has issued a warrant for the arrest of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who is accused of spray-painting construction equipment during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Stein was charged Wednesday in Morton County with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

A spokeswoman for Stein said Tuesday those activists invited her to leave a message at the protest site, and Stein sprayed “I approve this message” in red paint on the blade of a bulldozer.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is trying to stop construction of a section of the pipeline that tribal leaders say would violate sacred and culturally sensitive grounds and possibly pollute water. READ  MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: CBS/AP

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