DAPL Cops Open Fire on Prayer Circle with Rubber Bullets, Shoot Water Protectors in the Back
DAPL Cops Fire Rubber Bullets at Protestors Engaging in Prayer. Some Requiring Medical Assistance.
Martin Luther King day should be a peaceful day where we can come together and appreciate one another, but unfortunately that was not the case for a group of water protectors at the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The group mentioned had planned on a non-violent walk to a drilling pad where it was rumored drilling was continued, despite claims that it would come to and end due to public outcry. The non-violent walk took a turn for the worse when Morton County Sheriff’s Department officers together with the National Guard began firing "non-lethal" projectiles, pepper spray and mace upon the non-combative protestors.
Approximately 200 protestors began gathering at the site of the drill pad. Three people were arrested— accused of trespassing after cutting a razor wire fence and then allegedly tampering with industrial lighting.
Reports from people at the camps indicated police brought in vehicles with water cannons just beyond the scene. In the videos below, we can also see police open fire on water protectors with rubber bullets in their backs as they are running away from the tear gas.
Emergency evacuation orders have been given to all in the area but many protest remain and have vowed to until opperations have come to a halt. The future does not look to bright for the Standing Rock locals as current President-elect Donald Trump and his administration have openly voiced their favor of Big Oil.
As of now, local law enforcement has not responded to requests for comment on Monday night's events.
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DAPL Cops Open Fire on Prayer Circle with Rubber Bullets, Shoot Water Protectors in the Back Reviewed by Jamm Real on 07:45:00 Rating: