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Hundreds of militarized police descend on Pipeline protesters chained to equipment

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posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 06:24 PM
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Heavily armored riot gear police from the Morton County Sheriff's Department, North Dakota State Patrol, and other agencies have descended on protesters who chained themselves to equipment along the construction sites. Over 20 were arrested. The only area that construction has halted is right near the river where the camp is located, otherwise construction hasn't slowed a bit, so these protesters decided to chain themselves to construction equipment.

Facebook video of the arrests as they were occurring

They have National Guard posted just miles from the camp of several thousand Natives and non-Native protesters. They claim it's just for traffic control, but that's nonsense. They are preparing for an uprising! This video shows it... Many of these police in riot gear are armed with automatic assault rifles to arrest unarmed civilians who have their hands chained up!

Thank God this video was live-streamed on Facebook or we may have never saw it. They are arresting medics for helping the protesters and arresting media for covering their actions. Amy Goodnow is the person who recorded the Democracy Now video and had an arrest warrant issued for her by the Morton County Sheriff's Department.

Sure, it is trespassing to lock yourself to private construction equipment, but was it necessary to show up to arrest 20 people with hundreds of heavily militarized police in riot gear, wearing shields and armed with automatic assault rifles?

Get ready folks, if this keeps up and their will be an Indian Uprising!

They are trying to stop the media or anyone else from showing the world what is happening there because they know these actions are only going to incite more Indian people from across this Nation, as well as non-Natives from all walks of live who are fed up with government tyranny and corporate greed, to flock to Standing Rock and make their final stand... It's going to be a long cold winter!

I tell ya what... if I wasn't locked down with four small children in school... I'd be there right now with my brothers and sisters!

And I can tell you this... I'm not the only one who feels this way in Indian Country... this feeling is spreading like wildfire throughout our communities. There's talk here at my Rez of running bus loads of us out there.






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posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

Some of my friends at the camp in Standing Rock are saying that Facebook is blocking some of the information the protesters are putting out, or deleting statements and video. Not sure how true this is, but I'm just reporting.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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Two weeks ago Homeland Security actually cut the water supply to the camp but there has been a massive pouring in of donations of water, blankets, food, lanterns, tables, money and so many other supplies that it hasn't hurt the camp. Not yet anyways.

Someone asked a friend of mine out there if it were true about the water supply being cut off


It is true. They were trying to stop supplies from coming in, I think it started about 2 weeks ago? They were having trouble because people were donating money but they still couldn't buy stuff and get it in... I had created a Facebook page to try to help coordinate supply drop offs, but they have had success getting things in again lately.



It is true, but it hasn't really affect the camp that I can see. Ppl are bringing lots of water n supplies in. I'll see what they say on the ground here and let you know what I find



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 06:40 PM
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Here is a video of a friend of mine who has been at the camp for the last few days. She traveled up there with some others from Los Angeles. But it shows the camp pretty well in the background. They have full kitchens with many different food services, even clinics set up and now they are setting up schools within the camp for the children. It's truly amazing to see so many Indian people and tribes coming together united like never before!

Facebook video with the camp in the background

Also, others have posted that they hear the drums and singing into the night every night at the camp. They have stages set up where speakers, guests to the camps, children or whoever can get up and speak about the protest and what it means to them. The camp is very peaceful and spiritual. it's amazing.
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posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 06:42 PM
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Too bad. "The right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" does not include chaining yourself to equipment to stop construction. This is no "peaceful" protest. I hope no one gets hurt, but get those people out of there and throw them in jail for awhile. Idiots. And if they DROVE there to take part in this they are bloody hypocrites.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 06:45 PM
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I wish you Rez the best and all supporters of this protest.
Wouldn't be something if it came down to it the native Indian started the new revolution? I'd have no problem with that and I'd join this feat in a heartbeat.

Thanks for the update and I am behind this 100%



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

They'll get their fines for trespassing but its worth it for them to make a statement... stop the construction!



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 06:53 PM
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Another friend of mine shared this video on her page. For weeks now the Morton County Sheriff's Department has had a blockade not too far from the camp to try to prevent people from getting in and making them drive way around. So, just the other day, Standing Rock Tribal Police set up a road block just past their casino for the road used by all people to get through that area, that happens to run through the Rez, put up their own road block and are making anyone not going into the camp, to take another route that makes them travel 30 miles out of their way. An eye for an eye, I guess. I like it.

Facebook video of tribal police road block



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 06:55 PM
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originally posted by: Naturallywired
I wish you Rez the best and all supporters of this protest.
Wouldn't be something if it came down to it the native Indian started the new revolution? I'd have no problem with that and I'd join this feat in a heartbeat.

Thanks for the update and I am behind this 100%


Thanks Naturally, like I said, if this keeps up, which I'm sure its going to since they brought in the National Guard, it just may boil over. They are doing everything they can to stop the growth of this camp but they are failing. And they are failing at blocking supplies from being shipped in.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

Original article here, Unicorn Riot had it first and kept everyone informed.
www.unicornriot.ninja...

It came across my FB timeline as it happened.



20 Arrested During #NoDAPL Lockdown; Including 2 Unicorn Riot Journalists
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
UPDATE: Both Unicorn Riot journalists have been bonded out for jail after being booked on misdemeanor charges of Criminal Trespass. Our understanding is that most of the arrested water protectors got out of jail Tuesday night as well.

Tuesday, September 13 — Multiple lockdowns took place at two Dakota Access Pipeline construction sites. All work has stopped for the day. While a surveillance plane and helicopter circled overhead, police on the ground blocked all road access to both sites.


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posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 07:21 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
. . . And if they DROVE there to take part in this they are bloody hypocrites.


I don't think that they are hypocrites because they are driving there. What would suit you better, horseback, bicycles, or on foot? It just so happens that gasoline powered vehicles are the main form of transportation in this country, I suppose they could use other alternately powered conveyances, but seriously!

This isn't a protest about using gasoline or other oil based products, it about running a pipeline with crude oil through the reservation's water supply and their burial grounds because the people in the nearest city are more important than the Native Americans. I don't think that there would be a protest over a solar or wind powered electrical plant (unless it was being built on some sacred site).

It sure seems like you're harboring some kind of racial hatred toward the Native Americans. What happened? Did great grand pappy get scalped at the Battle of Little Big Horn?



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 07:46 PM
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originally posted by: Caver78
a reply to: Rezlooper

Original article here, Unicorn Riot had it first and kept everyone informed.
www.unicornriot.ninja...

It came across my FB timeline as it happened.



20 Arrested During #NoDAPL Lockdown; Including 2 Unicorn Riot Journalists
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
UPDATE: Both Unicorn Riot journalists have been bonded out for jail after being booked on misdemeanor charges of Criminal Trespass. Our understanding is that most of the arrested water protectors got out of jail Tuesday night as well.

Tuesday, September 13 — Multiple lockdowns took place at two Dakota Access Pipeline construction sites. All work has stopped for the day. While a surveillance plane and helicopter circled overhead, police on the ground blocked all road access to both sites.


Unicorn Riot is the one that they are claiming is being deleted or blocked from Facebook.



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

I heard that too, but so many people already had it & shared. ROFL!!
FB "may" want to steer the conversation, but too many users are all over the Pipeline Protest Issues it's virtually impossible now.
Plus FB has it's hands full with the presidential stuff...I think their team of editors is stretched too thin.
Heeheehee!



posted on Sep, 14 2016 @ 10:57 PM
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Thanks for posting. This level of tyrrany makes me sick😟 and as an aside I want to clear something up for you. You mentioned fully automatic assault rifles? An assault rifle IS A fully automatic rifle. An AR15 Wich is a SEMI Automatic rifle is not I repeat NOT AN ASSAULT Rifle. An assault rifle is a fully automatic long gun with the capability to attach a bayonet and or a grenade launcher. The whole "Assault Weapon " catch phrase the media is so in love with is absolutely inaccurate propaganda. An assault weapons ban? Assault weapons were banned along time ago. Sorry to high jack your thread. Love, respect and strength to our Native brothers and sisters and all people who are fighting the good fight against big oil!!!
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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 02:48 AM
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Would be nice to see other groups go up there to help them protest the pipeline.

The more, the merrier.

I'm appalled they are ignoring the fact it's a religious site, period.




posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 03:04 AM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

I thought they were ordered to stop any more work on the pipeline by the courts until they get it figured out???

Are they ignoring that or did it not really happen???

They shouldn't need to chain themselves to the equipment to stop it from working because they shouldn't be working in the first place. Or am I mistaken??



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 03:36 AM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

These people are moving from protesting to trespassing and frankly, they are breaking the law. They deserve to have their heads beat in for doing something so stupid.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 04:52 AM
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They deserve to have their heads beat in





posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 04:54 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Until the site surveys are completed and ALL grave sites mapped, no, there is little recourse but for civil disobedience.

If you are not the kind of person to stop someone from digging up a cemetery with your relatives buried in it, then fine. Other people ARE willing to step up for their beliefs.

This is a multiple issue protest.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 06:34 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Rezlooper

These people are moving from protesting to trespassing and frankly, they are breaking the law. They deserve to have their heads beat in for doing something so stupid.


I suppose then that people who J-walk or forget to use their turn signal need to have their heads beat in for breaking the law too. Sounds reasonable to me (not), beat their heads in for trespassing rather than call the police to take care of it.

You sound like a really nice and law abiding guy there Metallicus, take the law into your hands and commit an assault and battery for someone else breaking a law that harmed no one. No problem for you to send them all to the hospital with serious head wounds that may end up killing them at worst or at least leave them with problems for months or even the rest of their lives. Nothing like giving someone a good beat down.

This wouldn't have anything to do with them being a bunch of dirty heathen Injuns would it?



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