Water Cannons and Razor Wire: What Happened Last Night At Standing Rock

VP-elect Spence is in this heavy and deeply. Look at all of the Indiana troops in ND! Columbus, OH, too, and, for the life of us, the National Guard! #NoDAPL #StandingRock Shut down the banks that finance this pipeline!

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15181193_10154614442205309_5371675409350988633_n Water fired from the water canons that battered protesters in freezing temperatures last night froze to the razor wire of a police barricade. (Photo: Redhawk)

This afternoon, hundreds of water protectors, many of whom were injured by law enforcement last night, are peacefully assembling in downtown Bismarck to protest the egregious colonial violence inflicted upon Water Protectors on Highway 1806 last night. When gathering in Bismarck, which is 90 percent white, Protectors are frequently met with calls to “go back” where they belong — the irony of which is apparently lost on the white residents of Bismarck.

Last night, as the temperature in Standing Rock plunged below 30 degrees, hundreds of people were blasted with water cannons near the Oceti Sakowin camp. Water Protectors on 1806 were also hit with percussion grenades, sprayed with mace, hit with rubber bullets and tear gas, and otherwise abused by the law enforcement. For nearly a month, Water Protectors have…

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About Kathy Powers
Advocacy is my therapy. Chicago, IL

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