As Twitchy reported, demonstrators on the front lines of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests are attracting some high-profile guests, including actor Mark Ruffalo and Jesse Jackson, but their efforts are still flying under the mainstream media radar.

Even clouds of heavy black smoke aren’t managing to attract much attention. No, the protesters aren’t signaling Leonardo DiCaprio’s private jet either (there were rumors that he was stopping by) but instead trying to head off authorities by setting fire to tires and debris … for the environment.

We didn’t believe it either until we saw the photos.

Ruffalo missed out on the fumes, instead appearing on “The Lead with Jake Tapper” Thursday to point out the aggressive attitude emanating from police at the scene, compounded not only by their AR-15s but also — their black sunglasses.