Article by Brenda Norrell
The National Guard has two missile launchers aimed at Standing Rock water protectors. One of the Avengers, which can be armed with rotating guns and surface to air missiles, is shown above.
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier admitted the missile launchers were in place, but said they were not yet loaded.
Within a day of being exposed by water protectors in the media, the North Dakota National Guard said today, Tuesday, it is removing the missile launchers aimed at Standing Rock, where water protectors withstand severe cold to defend the Missouri River from Dakota Access Pipeline.
Tonight, live feeds from Backwater Bridge show tear gas and rubber bullets fired at water protectors.
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