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Tribe megaload truck protest still on

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The chairman of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee said Wednesday that blockade efforts will continue to slow passage of a 322-ton megaload truck carrying oil refinery equipment through its reservation, as the tribe eyes legal action today.

“We can’t hold off our people unless there’s some definitive action,” Silas Whitman said.

Tuesday night, about 10 protesters were booked on more serious charges than in Monday night’s demonstrations, Whitman added. Those arrested early Tuesday faced charges of disorderly conduct and…

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