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21 Arrested at Dakota Pipeline Protest by Militarized Police - Media BLACKOUT

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posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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Protestors are saying that they were sprayed by an airplane with teargas. Police are saying it was a crop duster that was spraying.  I'm not sure what a crop duster would be spraying in the fall time. My understanding is that crop dusters only have a short work period in that area:


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Wenzel worked for the South Dakota Air Guard as a mechanic for 36 years before retiring. His season as a crop duster lasts about 10 weeks total, during which he will typically have flown about 200 hours. By that time, he said he’s done.

“Unless you want to go out south and spray cotton,” he said. “I don’t want to do that. I do fun stuff the rest of the year.”



Protesters also were stating that police had sound weapons, automatic weapons and shotguns with bean bag rounds.  At one point an officer is pointing his weapon at the protestors.

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North Dakota police with military-style equipment surrounded Native Americans gathered in prayer against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on Wednesday, disrupting their plan to cross sacred and treaty-protected land in protest of a project they fear will destroy their livelihood.

“ND authorities deploy armed personnel with shotguns and assault rifles, military vehicles, and aerial spray on peaceful Water Protectors gathered in prayer,” wrote the Sacred Stone Camp, in a Facebook post.

Officers with military-style armored vehicles and shotguns threatened the protesters, who call themselves “water protectors” for defending the Missouri River from imminent pollution, reported Unicorn Riot. Up to 21 were arrested, the channel reported.

Witnesses filmed the crackdown but said their access their Facebook was blocked.


In the video below, there are helicopters and military vehicles surrounding the protestors.

 


Meanwhile, 44 people were arrested in Iowa last week where the protests have spread to:

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The “Mississippi Stand” water protector encampment in Sandusky, Iowa, successfully blocked Dakota Access Pipeline construction as of Saturday, September 24th. The protests are taking place where the pipeline is planned to cross the Mississippi River.


Water protectors attached themselves to construction equipment in acts of civil disobedience until they were eventually arrested — but police failed to corral them before they halted the pipeline’s construction. Law enforcement arrested a total of 12 people on Saturday at the Mississippi Stand site, according to independent media outlet Unicorn Riot. At least 44 people have been arrested at the Iowa protest site in previous weeks.



As usual, there is hardly anything to be found by MSM or even local news stations about what is going on at the pipeline.

Ghost




posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 08:48 PM
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Good. If not a pipeline then it will be trucks and trains. The sun will destroy earth eventually anyway. This is silly religious bs.


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posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: Orionx2
Good. If not a pipeline then it will be trucks and trains. The sun will destroy earth eventually anyway. This is silly religious bs.


What kind of lunatic sentiment is this!?

These Native Americans are defending themselves and their lands from the continuing genocide of the American Government and the American people through their apathy?

I hope you are being facetious.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: ghostrager

Thank you for bringing awareness to this criminal action being implemented by our militarized police!

People should be paying close attention to this, for this is what the coming police state will look like.

Utterly disgusting behavior from each and every one of these souless order followers unleashing the "power" of the state.

Nothing but cowards, receiving a paycheck to defend the destrucion of the land and partaking in the continuing genocide of the Native Americans.


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posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: Orionx2

I can't say I'm for or against what they are protesting, but I can say that the militarized police response and media blackout is complete BS.

It throws up red flags across our entire goverment and media. Knowing that they can undermine citizens and hide it from the public is a much bigger crime than delaying the construction of a pipeline.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 08:58 PM
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originally posted by: elementalgrove

originally posted by: Orionx2
Good. If not a pipeline then it will be trucks and trains. The sun will destroy earth eventually anyway. This is silly religious bs.


What kind of lunatic sentiment is this!?

These Native Americans are defending themselves and their lands from the continuing genocide of the American Government and the American people through their apathy?

I hope you are being facetious.

Continuing genocide? Wow. I live around many tribes. They take the government money and piss it away on alcohol and wreck their land. Sorry no sympathy. It is 2016, move on or get out of the way. That is Hillary's goal.
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posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: ghostrager

This is bull#.. it's an illegal pipeline. Aren't they violating (more) treaties by doing this? The order-followers doing this dirt should be jailed just like the corporate execs and corrupt lawmakers who are pushing for this project to happen.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: Orionx2

Ah so you were not being facetious!

Genocide also include the destruction of ones culture, hence it is continuing.

We replaced their culture with Casino's, sterilized their woman, stolen their children and continued to steal their land.

Your posts reek of the same psychopathic notions that set the stage for all the atrocities humanity has committed against each other!

Congrats, it makes sense that you are a Hillary supporter!
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posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: ghostrager

I bet the guy filming's buddy, "Eddie" got arrested. From what we see on the film, that's my guess.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 09:08 PM
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Imminent domain for private industry profits destroying people's lives.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: elementalgrove
a reply to: Orionx2

Ah so you were not being facetious!

Genocide also include the destruction of ones culture, hence it is continuing.

We replaced their culture with Casino's, sterilized their woman, stolen their children and continued to steal their land.

Your posts reek of the same psychopathic notions that set the stage for all the atrocities humanity has committed against each other!

Congrats, it makes sense that you are a Hillary supporter!

Sorry bud I am all republican. Hillary will demolish native Americans. She is a globalisation whore. She wants everyone to be to exactly the same and be the government's robots. There are many tribes in my area (Pacific north west). Unfortunately they bow to the biggest money maker. Hence casino's. Seriously I drive through a reservation to get to my home town. It is not the old school tribes anymore. Houses littered with wrecked cars and alcohol containers. Just how it is.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 09:26 PM
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I don't think the elections have much to do with this, and I'm sure the OP would appreciate not tainting a proper thread about the violent militarization of police with that nonsense. I know I would!


I don't know if I'm with or against the protestors- but I am against big oil, and I'm *very* against the gooberment funded thugs getting violent with them.


At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if it WAS a crop duster plane (dropping who knows what)- bought and paid for with under the table cash money from the pipeline or the police- which both work for the banks.

How much cash would it take for a small time farmer to crop dust protestors with an unknown agent, and vow to never say a thing? 50k? 250k? Chump change to the banksters and the oil companies.
If they're worried he'll talk anyway, they can just arrange an accident for him- then make sure it doesn't make the news.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: ghostrager

What exactly are they protesting?

There are lots of pipelines and they are necessary to move oil and gas to areas where it is needed to be used by the populace. What is about this particular pipeline that is causing an uproar? What alternatives have been proposed by the people protesting?

You can't just say no and not have a better idea.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: ghostrager

This is bull#.. it's an illegal pipeline. Aren't they violating (more) treaties by doing this? The order-followers doing this dirt should be jailed just like the corporate execs and corrupt lawmakers who are pushing for this project to happen.


How is it illegal? The pipeline had all the environmental studies and was approved by state and federal regulators and permits issued. The tribe got upset about it and started protesting. I heard it is running alongside an older pipeline, but can't confirm that. I just don't know where you came up with it being illegal. Care to elaborate? I am not saying I agree or disagree with it. I do disagree with fracking, but the pipeline is just that a pipeline which has been permitted. The protest is over a small section where artifacts have apparently been found, That whole water thing came after that.


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posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 09:31 PM
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a reply to: spirit_horse

Exactly.

I have seen people bitching about this pipeline on thread after thread, but I have yet to see one actual REASON to protest it other than people hate living in an age where we have electricity and refrigeration.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 09:33 PM
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They did similar things at the second Wounded Knee. Papa passed away on the 7th of this month, or i'd gladly share more of his words- but He told me to never trust the US Government as a Native American. They had the tanks and guns, like they do today. They told the Warriors and Protectors to come out that they would be safe. My papa said they refused to come out until the media was there to cover them and show they were safe. Well they still tried to take them away and have them murdered by some local cowboys/farmers w/e.

Sickening.

I have no trust for the US Government. Seeing this (&^*&^*(*) going on today........ boils my blood. That's the cost of being a brown longhair in the eyes of the Man.

-Alee



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 09:38 PM
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originally posted by: spirit_horse

originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: ghostrager

This is bull#.. it's an illegal pipeline. Aren't they violating (more) treaties by doing this? The order-followers doing this dirt should be jailed just like the corporate execs and corrupt lawmakers who are pushing for this project to happen.


How is it illegal? The pipeline had all the environmental studies and was approved by state and federal regulators and permits issued. The tribe got upset about it and started protesting. I heard it is running alongside an older pipeline, but can't confirm that. I just don't know where you came up with it being illegal. Care to elaborate? I am not saying I agree or disagree with it. I do disagree with fracking, but the pipeline is just that a pipeline which has been permitted. The protest is over a small section where artifacts have apparently been found, That whole water thing came after that.



Passing environmental studies and getting approved by state and federal regulators- getting permits... all just a matter of greasing the right palms.

Right vs wrong isn't related to legal vs illegal- There's a big difference, and that difference is what's wrong with the world today.

I still don't know if the protesters are in the right vs in the wrong when it comes to protesting the pipeline- I've not looked into it.
The misuse of force against the protesters, however, is terribly wrong- even though perfectly legal.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac
I concur, but I was responding to his statement saying it was illegal.

It is all perfectly legal. And as far as the police go, welcome to the beginnings of the NWO Police State.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 10:38 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: ghostrager

What exactly are they protesting?

There are lots of pipelines and they are necessary to move oil and gas to areas where it is needed to be used by the populace. What is about this particular pipeline that is causing an uproar? What alternatives have been proposed by the people protesting?

You can't just say no and not have a better idea.


How about the fact that reservation land isn't for the use of the government, most of American society, it is set aside land specifically for tribal use and belongs solely to those tribes it is appropriated to: that was part of a peace treaty, older than anyone commenting here. That's a LAW, part of a treaty and recompense of an entire populus that white Europeans destroyed, wholesale, from their hunting lands, environment that supported them, culture to the life and blood and people that comprised those tribes.

Custer. Wounded Knee, etc.
How little we remember.
I don't care about alcohol, inability to adjust to our current society, etc. The LAW, and agreement was those lands were PROTECTED, and do not function under the scope of the federal government and general American society.....period. Even Imminent Domain, passed by our Supreme Court, which can appropriate any hard working Americans' land for the supposed "greater good" of those same tax-paying Americans' community, whether they are destroyed personally and as families by the seizure of their land to build, let's say railroads, for instance.....cause that's how long this has gone on, principally, doesn't apply to protected tribal "rez" land, as in "reservations."

Even local, and argumentatively, federal law enforcement officers, have no jurisdiction on these lands. That's a fact.
Explaining this, as opposed to the seeking of oil so everyone can drive their cars, uninterrupted, is the ultimate irony, and repetitive examples of history I've ever seen, personally, in all my 55 years....

take care.
tetra



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 11:50 PM
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originally posted by: elementalgrove

originally posted by: Orionx2
Good. If not a pipeline then it will be trucks and trains. The sun will destroy earth eventually anyway. This is silly religious bs.


What kind of lunatic sentiment is this!?

These Native Americans are defending themselves and their lands from the continuing genocide of the American Government and the American people through their apathy?

I hope you are being facetious.


well theres ways to force them to do so. EMbargos on them and their reservations. nothing in or out. No more casinos access to the banking system either. the Indians are screwed and they know it.
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