North Dakota state capitol vandalized by anti-oil activists

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BISMARCK, N.D. The North Dakota Highway Patrol wants to know who poured motor oil all over the front of the capitol building last night. Investigators say the oil was poured on the doors, sidewalk and walls. The vandals left a sign that said "you can't drink oil" a possible reference to the North Dakota Access Pipeline controversy.

You can read the full press release below:

BISMARCK, N.D. – At approximately 9:32 p.m. last night, two individuals vandalized the State Capitol building by pouring motor oil onto the property. They also placed a sign that says “you can’t drink oil” next to the vandalism.

Security footage shows a vehicle and two people dressed in black carrying motor oil and the sign. The oil was spilled onto the west-facing doors, the sidewalk, and the limestone walls of the Capitol.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the vandalism. If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Highway Patrol at 701-328-2455.

The area has been closed as it is being cleaned.