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An arrest warrant has been issued for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein for her participation in a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

According to NBC News, Stein was charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief on Wednesday in Morton County, North Dakota.

Stein’s running mate, Ajamu Baraka, was also charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Stein posted an image of herself on social media Wednesday spray-painting construction equipment at the site.

Image courtesy of Dr. Jill Stein/Twitter.
Image courtesy of Dr. Jill Stein/Twitter.

The protest occurred on Tuesday near the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota.

Stein reportedly spray-painted “I approve this message” on a bulldozer while Baraka wrote “decolonization” on a separate piece of equipment, NBC News said.

The incident is just the latest in a string of protests against the $3.7 billion Dakota Access project.

Over two dozen protesters were arrested across two states last week while demonstrating against the pipeline.

Earlier this year, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that seeks to halt construction work on the line.

The lawsuit claims the Army Corps of Engineers violated historic preservation and environmental laws when it approved the project.

District Court Judge James Boasberg granted a partial temporary restraining order tied to the lawsuit this week, according to Reuters.

Dakota Access, the firm building the pipeline, agreed to temporarily halt work at some construction sites in North Dakota.

Boasberg is expected to decide on the tribe’s challenge to the pipeline by September 9.

If Boasberg rules in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may have to withdraw its permits for the pipeline, Reuters said.

The Dakota Access Project will stretch 1,172 miles and will connect Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois.