Sheriff’s Dept to Fine People $1K for Bringing in Food and Supplies to Standing Rock

The Morton County Sheriff’s Department have announced that they are going to block all deliveries entering the Standing Rock protest site, including deliveries of food.

The reports coming from Standing Rock have been getting steadily worse, but this recent development is  a monumental blow to the protestors.

Reuters reports: “Supplies, including food and building materials, will be blocked from entering the main camp following Governor Jack Dalrymple’s signing of an ‘emergency evacuation’ order on Monday, said Maxine Herr, a spokeswoman from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department.”

Herr stated, “They have deliveries, retailers that are delivering to them – we will turn around any of those services.”
However, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services spokeswoman Cecily Fong has said no deliveries to the camps had yet been turned away.

Reuters also reported ‘The building materials intended for the site are a top priority because the camp is not zoned for permanent structures,’ and ‘Propane tanks also will be blocked because they have been used in attacks against law enforcement.’

The false claims that protesters attacked law enforcement have been debunked by eye witnesses who have told that the reality was actually the other way round. Protestors were met with a barrage of rubber bullets, tear gas, impact and concussion grenades, and even water cannons in freezing temperatures, causing many injuries, many of them serious, to the protestors.

The Morton County Sheriff’s Department have since tried to backtrack, saying that they will try to have a passive role in the conflict, but will be issuing $1000 fines to anyone attempting to deliver supplies to the protestors.

“That is the understanding that we had initially but we had to get that clarified,” Herr told Reuters. “The governor is more interested in public safety than setting up a road block and turning people away.”

This news comes as an eviction notice was served to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier on Friday, in a series of increasingly devious behaviour from the law.

There have been planned visits by thousands of veterans to arrive at the camp on December 4th in support of the protestors, and these plans are still in place..

According to an update from Reuters, Governor Dalrymple’s spokesman Jeff Zent said, “There is not going to be any blockade of supplies.”
The most recent update we have on this story is that the American Civil Liberties Union have urged anyone who were intercepted trying to deliver to Standing Rock to contact them for an ongoing investigation.

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