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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

BAYOU BRIDGE: Water Protectors Rescued after Boats Intentionally Hit with Wave



Twelve people, including a media crew, were rescued on Monday after Bayou Bridge pipeline resisters boats were intentionally sank

L'eau Est La Vie Camp - No Bayou Bridge
ALERT! (10/15):
Early this morning, while two boats carrying water protectors and media were legally observing a bayou bridge pipeline construction site, an Energy Transfer Partners security boat rapidly passing by intentionally caused a large wave that swamped and eventually sunk our boats!

All passengers, including a documentary film crew, narrowly made it to shore before the boats completely sunk.
All are safe, but some are stranded in the swamp. A local Cajun fisherman has offered to help and is preparing to take one of our boat pilots out to do a rescue extraction.
There is an urgent need to repair or replace our boats! Please share and support our fight.


Read more on the resistance to the end of the black snake pipeline, the Dakota Access Pipeline, on the Louisiana Gulf Coast, in today's article in The Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/16/dakota-access-pipeline-bayou-bridge-protest-activism?CMP=share_btn_fb

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