22 Oct 2016. Warrior Women being trailed by Riot Police near DAPL construction and desocrated sacred sites. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography
. 22 Oct 2016. Elder Water Protector being flanked by Riot Police near the front of DAPL construction and desacred sacred sites. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography
22 Oct 2016. Young Water Protectors trailed by an armored vehicle and what appears to be an officer armed with a semi-automatic rifle. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography
.22 Oct 2016. A Water Protector walks away from the police lurking behind him in an open field near DAPL construction. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography
22 Oct 2016. A Water Protector being rinsed off after Police OC sprayed him without provocation 3 miles west of Highway 1806. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography
Brutal police attack Oct. 22. Photo by Walter Ruiz
Brutal police attack on water protectors Oct. 22. Photo by Walker Ruiz
Unprovoked brutal attack on water protectors today. Screen capture Censored News.
Screen capture by Censored News.
Police beat Native American water protectors with batons and pepper spray them in unprovoked attack
By Brenda Norrell
STANDING ROCK, North Dakota -- The Morton County Sheriff and police carried out a brutal attack on Native Americans as they gathered for prayer today. Native Americans and supporters defending the water of the Missouri River from the Dakota Access Pipeline were beaten with batons by police, pepper sprayed and thrown to the ground.
More than 80 water protectors were arrested today during the unprovoked attack by police on peaceful water protectors. The police are defending a private pipeline.
Tipiwizin, a young mother at Standing Rock, called out for help, urging all those who came and camped at Standing Rock to return.
"The police, the military, armored vehicles, assault rifles, they are chasing our people, surrounded our people, chasing them into the river."
Watching the live stream today, she said, "I started crying, holding my baby daughter, because we come from people who were chased down, hunted down and gunned down by the military and the police. History is repeating itself. All those stories we were raised with, that we carry in our hearts, of our people, fleeing, running, racing, for our lives, just to live. We are the grandchildren and great grandchildren of those who survived the US Government federally mandated massacres on our people."
Watch videos of Saturday's brutal attack by police at Censored News:
In an unprecedented amount of lies in the media, the Morton County Sheriff has falsely accused the water protectors of being violent and being armed. The local media, revealing a long history of racism, have repeated these lies in the media.
In a steady stream of misinformation, the mainstream media reported that President Obama had halted the pipeline construction. Again, this is misinformation. DAPL, owned by Kelcy Warren, who has become the face of genocide for Native Americans, is racing to complete the construction.
The DAPL construction is near a burial place where water protectors were attacked with vicious dogs and pepper sprayed on Sept. 3.
The Morton County Sheriff is engaging in strip searches and false imprisonment of Native American men and women, who are jailed without credible charges. The owner of the land where the Camp of the Sacred Stones Camp is located, said her daughter was arrested without cause, while traveling in a car away from the area, strip searched and jailed naked.Dakotas, Lakotas and Nakotas here say this abuse is recreating the historical trauma, a result of their ancestors who were murdered and subjected to sexual violence by the Calvary and U.S. military.
Watch the videos of today as police attack Native Americans in prayer: