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More than 100 Injured, 400 Trapped, as Militarized Cops Unleash Fury on Peaceful DAPL Protesters

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 Talon    716

Demonstrators protesting against Dakota Access Pipeline say they are trapped on a bridge as North Dakota police fire tear gas, water cannon and concussion grenades at them, according to live reports on social media.

The demonstration is taking place on Highway 1806, just north of the main protest camp against the pipeline.

Officers have deployed water cannon on the protesters in below-freezing temperatures, and are using LRAD sound devices. Earlier, there were reports of rubber bullets fired. Vehicles which appear to be armored humvees have arrived at the scene.

A livestream of the incident has been posted to Facebook Live by Kevin Gilbertt, who claims protesters are trapped on a bridge and being forced to endure tear gas.

“The options are endure the tear gas or trample each other,” Gilbertt says, adding that other protesters are bringing blankets to those trapped on the bridge.

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It went on to state that protesters have attempted to start multiple fires at the scene.

“Officers on the scene are describing protester’s [sic] actions as very aggressive. Protesters have also engaged in organized tactical movement and attempted to flank and attack the law enforcement line from the west,” the statement claims.

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An eyewitness interviewed by Gilbertt said the fires at the scene were started by police projectiles, not protesters – contrary to the statement by Morton County.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/dapl-protesters-police-clash-trapped/

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 Talon    716

By midnight of November 20th, injuries to over 160 people were reported, as medics also confirmed that a 13-year-old girl was shot in the face by law enforcement, two people suffered cardiac arrests, at least one person is in critical condition, and many contusions and damage to hands from rubber bullets. Many people were also experiencing hypothermia from the water cannons and have lung and eye irritation from tear gas and mace.

We were live on and off through the night as the standoff lasted over six hours.

Military trucks were placed blocking Highway 1806 and have been chained to concrete barricades since the battle of October 27th, when police forces raided the Oceti Sakowin 1851 treaty camp. The police have not allowed the road to be cleared since.

Starting around 5 p.m. CST on Sunday, November 20th, water protectors attempted to pull one of the two vehicles out of the road in attempts to clear the blocked pathway. They were met by police shooting rubber bullets and tear gas at them. Some tear gas canisters were tossed immediately back to police.

more:  http://www.unicornriot.ninja/?p=11191

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People are trying to "muddy the waters" just like they did during the Bundy/Hammond/BundyPt.2 ordeals.

For instance, last night on the live stream there was a guy being interviewed and he said if a leak were to occur at the river, the indians would not be affected by it. But check out this #NoDAPL map:

http://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/scalefit_630_noupscale/581a0640150000b9005313f6.png

A pipeline leak at the river means Lake Oahe becomes contaminated, affecting anyone living along the shore and associated water table. To make sure, I looked up the Missouri River's direction of flow:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Missouririvermap.jpg

Wikipedia says this:

the Missouri flows east and south for 2,341 miles (3,767 km)[9] before entering the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri

As you can see on the #NoDAPL map, reservation land is south of the pipeline, west of Lake Oahe. A spill would be ugly for the people living there.

No amount of justification will make this right in my mind. Water is life; oil is not. Oil is a convenience that has become a "necessity" in a world where everyone lives far away from their work and sources of sustenance. A top heavy system eventually falls.

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1 hour ago, Rob said:

are these protests on private land?

Who lives in that area? Who was there first?

No human law will ever make wrong actions right.

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 Talon    716

The situation unfolded around 5 pm central on Sunday as protectors began attempting to remove one of the burnt armored vehicles left by the police. These are the same vehicles that I witnessed being left by local law enforcement and then set on fire by a group of provocateurs on October 27. (see in the report below at 8:30).

These provocateurs had already set an SUV on fire on the bridge when police parked two armored vehicles on the bridge and drove away. Essentially, the police left the vehicles there to be set on fire and then those same vehicle fires were used to demonize the protectors and block the bridge and keep protectors from the site of construction. On Sunday, water protectors chained one of the vehicles to an 18-wheeler and attempted to remove it from the bridge.

Eventually water protectors were successful in removing one of the armored vehicles, but not before police began firing rubber bullets and using a water cannon.

The Sheriff’s office originally told NBC that no water cannons were used, but hours later Donna Hushka, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department, confirmed to journalist Jenni Monet that law enforcement used water as “crowd control” against the protesters. Police claim that multiple fires were started around the barricade by water protectors and that officers had rocks thrown at them. The water protectors say they only started isolated fires to warm people from the water. However, in video of the incident flares shot by law enforcement can be seen starting grass fires.

Ironically, only two days before they decided to douse water protectors in below freezing temperatures, the Morton County Sheriff’s office released a statement warning that, “exposure to North Dakota’s winter weather presents a very real risk of frostbite, hypothermia, and life-threatening conditions.” Despite the water cannon the water protectors continued their attempts to remove the armored vehicle from the bridge.

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/11/riot-police-fire-water-cannon-rubber-bullets-at-unarmed-water-protectors.html

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Leader in Oil Spills Buys Dakota Pipeline’s Energy Transfer Co.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. is set to buy its competitor Energy Transfer Partners — under fire over the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline — for about US$20 billion, AP reported Monday. Shares for both companies fell in the afternoon by 8-9 percent.

Sunoco Logistics has been found to spill crude more often than any company, with more than 200 leaks since 2010, according to a Reuters analysis of government data.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/leader-in-oil-spills-buys-dakota-pipelines-energy-transfer-co/5558363

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