Tanks, Militarized Police, Move in on Native Americans in DAPL Protest Gone Haywire
(EnviroNews World News) — Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, North Dakota — “We’re going live right here brother — from the front-lines. We got about maybe 100 officers, military tanks. They’re telling people to remove themselves, but we ain’t going to do that.” Those were the words spoken by activist and “protector” Cempoalli Twenny at the commencement of his first of two live Facebook videos, shot October 27, 2016, from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, as things got downright out of hand again on the Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL).
The massive police action went down in an effort to remove protestors from private property — protestors who prefer to be called “protectors” and who didn’t plan on going anywhere — at least not willingly.
Activists lit tires on fire, while police used ear piercing sonic devices and shot horses, in what will surely go down as one of the most heated standoffs in the ongoing war over pipeline projects in America.
Several arrests have been reported from the ground, as authorities used busses to transport activists while scanning the air with airplanes and helicopters.
Awareness around DAPL has grown tremendously over the past month after award-winning journalist and anchor of Democracy Now! Amy Goodman dropped a media bombshell with a video report showing a squad of paid, non-licensed security goons siccing attack dogs and macing Native American activists with pepper spray — this, after the pipeline company, Energy Transfer Partners LP, had intentionally bulldozed over known sacred burial sites of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on an otherwise peaceful Labor Day weekend. Five days later Goodman was charged with criminal trespass for her reporting, which brought yet another wave of media attention to the issue.
You may recap law enforcement agencies and the National Guard moving in on Native American protectors attempting to thwart DAPL in the video players below just below.
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