Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

September 18, 2016

UNICORN RIOT VIDEO: Water Protectors Arrested by Militarized Police

Unicorn Riot Media Pointed Out For Arrest
Riot Police Mass Arrest Water Protectors
Never Surrender!
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This is what happens with the U.S. government, courts, law enforcement and mainstream media go to bed with Big Oil.

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

The arrest of the 23 water defenders on Tuesday was obviously a hit job by militarized police. The strong voices in the water protection movement, and livestream media, had been identified ahead of time and were pointed out at the scene for arrest.
Once in jail, they were initially denied their right to an attorney of their choice.
The following day, Wednesday, the three warriors who locked down were charged with felonies. A second mass arrest took place at this construction site.
Last Friday, President Obama released a carefully worded statement that fooled many people into believing the pipeline construction had been stopped.
However, Obama's statement only applied to 20 miles on each side of the river, and the President made stopping work voluntary for the pipeline.
Water protectors locked down two days in a row at construction sites this week where DAPL has already completed destruction, moving at excessive speed to lay pipe.
In violation of federal law, DAPL bulldozed Native American graves on Sept. 3, 2016 near Standing Rock Camp.
The State of North Dakota issued arrest warrants for the media. Amy Goodman, executive producer of Democracy Now! was charged with criminal trespass for being present when the graves were bulldozed.
Cody Hall, spokesman for Red Warrior Camp, was charged for criminal trespass, for being present on Sept. 3 and 6. Hall spent four days in jail. During that time, Hall said police attempted to break him down.
As Native Americans and supporters ran to defend the ancestral graves on Sept. 3, women and children were attacked by vicious attack dogs and pepper sprayed. The attack dogs were brought to the scene by Frost Kennels of Ohio. This was exposed by the vehicle license plate, and confirmed by Frost Kennels in posts on Facebook.
However, the State of North Dakota has refused to prosecute the attackers who sicced dogs on the water defenders defending the burial place.
A federal judge in Washington, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, has consistently ruled in favor of Dakota Access Pipeline, and ignored federal laws protecting Native American burial places.
Thousands are camped at Standing Rock Camp to protect the Missouri River, drinking water source of millions, from an underground pipeline of DAPL.
They will not back down.


Anonymous said...

Its gonna be alright.I am alive. When the sun comes up early in the morning its a new day. Going to work today, wash up when I get home, smell real sweet. Then me & my friends are gonna get together, cook up alot of food, drum & dance too. We gotta do what we gotta do. And we are alright. I feel good, listening to the beat.
Celebrate life like we always do. Dreaming about how sweet everything is when I'm with my friends.

Unknown said...

That's beautiful Anonymous. If only we all could be so fortunate. I love that you are experiencing this blessed life with those you cherish.

Anonymous said...

"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened"
"Happiness never decreases by being shared" buddha

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Love it!

cinnamonblue said...

Thanks for posting this. I've also seen this news elsewhere, can't seem to find the Unicorn Riot site. Can anyone post a link to that site?

Agree we need to keep the solidarity going.