Water protectors caged in dog kennels after arrests on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
Numbers were written on their arms, as was done in concentration camps.
By Brenda Norrell
French translation by Christine Prat at:
Spanish translation by Dr. Villanueva
MANDAN, North Dakota -- Morton Country Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier caged Standing Rock water protectors in "dog kennels" and wrote numbers on their arms, as was done in concentration camps.
After being caged in a 'dog kennel' and assigned a number as in the Nazi concentration camps, this water protector, in the video above, describes the heart break of the brutal police attack and arrests of Native American elders on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.
"They are good, strong people of our community," she said of the Native elders brutally arrested by police and National Guard. Dakota Access Pipeline is violating all human rights and civil rights as it rushes to complete the last stretch of pipeline construction.
She describes the heartbreak of ceremonial bundles on the ground and elders being arrested with their eagle feathers in their hair.
"No one had guns or anything," she said, describing facing the tear gas, sound cannons, percussion grenades, pepper spray and loaded assault weapons pointed at them.
She describes how the people stood up to the tear gas and the brutality inflicted on them that day, as they defending the sacred places, burial places, and sacred water of the Missouri River.
Then the water protectors, elders and youths, were taken in buses to jail.
"We were caged in dog kennels."
"We sat on the floor."
"We were marked with numbers."
"We were held in the garage."
They put the women in two dog kennels covered with tarps in the garage. They could not see out.
She said she could not wrap her mind around it.
Water protectors had numbers written on their arms, as was done by Nazis in concentration camps.
Morton Country Sheriff and the violent police and National Guard engaged in torture which they placed a hood over a water protector during a lock down to protect the water and burial places. These violent police further engaged in torture by pouring water over handcuffed water protectors in the cold.