Veteran's Memorial Bridge was shut down causing traffic to back up on Monday, October 17th over the lunch hour as Dakota Access Pipeline protesters gathered.

Traffic was diverted to various areas around the bridge.

At roughly 1:30 p.m. protesters gathered at the Morton Country Courthouse as heavy police vehicles made their way to the courthouse and formed a line.

Police armored vehicles were seen rushing to the courthouse Monday afternoon.

There are between 150 and 200 protesters at the courthouse and police are making sure protesters stay off the streets. Police with batons and riot gear were on the scene this afternoon.