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Dakota Access pipeline: police fire rubber bullets and mace activists during water protest

This article describes police tactics used to contain and confine indigenous activists demonstrating against the Dakota Access Pipeline. It examines the violence of their response in comparison to the peaceful, prayerful actions of many activists.

From The Guardian:

The US army corps of engineers ordered North Dakota police to arrest Native American protesters and destroy a bridge that activists built over a creek at the center of the increasingly tense Dakota Access pipeline demonstrations.

The Morton County sheriff’s office announced on Wednesday that police were in a “standoff with protesters on the banks of the Cantapeta Creek” while activists said they were engaged in a peaceful water ceremony.

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