Police use water cannon on freezing Standing Rock protestors

Standing Rock

A First Nation resident watches the official militia move in

Police from 20 different forces across the USA who have converged on Standing Rock today used water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a group of protestors on a bridge. 17 protestors were taken to hospital, some with hypothermia as a result of being soaked in sub-freezing temperatures.

The protestors were trying to clear the bridge which has been blocked by police since October preventing emergency services from reaching the Sioux community in Standing Rock.

The company behind the pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners, recommended to its shareholders today that they sell their shares in the company to Sunoco Logistics for 21billion.

Vietnam Veteran organisations have announced they will deploy to Standing Rock on December 3rd in honour of their vow to go and fight where-ever evil resides.

https://theintercept.com/2016/11/21/medics-describe-how-police-sprayed-standing-rock-demonstrators-with-tear-gas-and-water-cannons/

http://www.vox.com/2016/9/9/12862958/dakota-access-pipeline-fight

https://www.democracynow.org/2016/11/16/indigenous_activist_zip_tied_locked_in

http://www.businessinsider.com/veterans-deployment-standing-rock-protest-2016-11?IR=T

 

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