There's a sick irony here with clean water being sprayed on #WaterProtectors in freezing cold weather. I'd consider that mild torture on some level. When a grassroots movement of people with noble intentions for their country, resources, and friends comes together in solidarity against a corporate movement and the government backs the business over people thru militants means, business and govt are simply out of control. It may seem extreme but I've been saying there will be civil war in America in the next 50-100 years. It may be sooner with these types of incidents occurring more and more often. President @barackobama has been awfully quiet on this one. And with a $3B backing in the project, it's a serious battle. But it's David vs Goliath and hopefully a vocal majority can put the humanity and a righteous balance back in the mix.
RT.com- Demonstrators protesting against #DakotaAccessPipeline 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 FB Live stream of the incident has been posted 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.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has shared Gilbertt’s feed, adding a message in support of protesters: “President Obama must take all appropriate measures to protect the safety of the #NativeAmerican protesters and their supporters who have gathered peacefully to oppose construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.” #indigenous #waterislife #NoDAP