Veteran who fundraised for DAPL protest sues Bismarck, Hertz

In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, law enforcement enters the Oceti Sakowin camp to begin arresting Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters in Morton County, N.D. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, Pool File)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine who launched a fundraising effort to bring military veterans to join a protest camp of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota in 2017 has sued the city of Bismarck and a rental company over a rental car dispute that resulted in a warrant for his arrest.

The Bismarck Tribune reports Michael Wood Jr. raised $1.2 million as part of a campaign to support the pipeline protest.

However, a dispute over a Suburban Wood rented, then abandoned after a blizzard, led to Bismarck police issuing a warrant for his arrest.

Hertz says the lawsuit misrepresents the facts of what happened.

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