Article and Photos by Olivia Bias
Olivia Bias reports on the militarized police and Dakota Access Pipeline security attack on water protectors on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.
The report said there were 15-20 with shields, 6-8 armored vehicles, a bunch of vans, a sound cannon and water cannons that rolled out again, this time around Turtle Island sacred site and Heyoka Camp.
"Nothing has changed. We are still here protecting ourselves against imperialism and ecocide," Olivia said.
"Earlier we went to the bridge and prayed, took a few pictures. Concrete barriers and razor wire are still up, vehicles were moved days ago, bridge inspection will take 'thirty days.' A gun was pulled on us by DAPL mercenaries."
DAPL mercenaries "stated that if we touched the barbed wire we would be shot. People tried speaking to them reasonably. When I told them the pollution from these oil spills invades my womb and breast milk for the next seven thousand generations they walked back to their cars."
"We will post video later. We went up on the bridge again later praying with the drum, got on our knees and prayed. Some people, unarmed as always, walked off into the field not far from the bridge and were shot with rubber bullets by cops."
"Unfortunately 4 scouting from Sacred Stone were arrested, but this was unrelated to our group."
"I didn't go on Turtle Island. Prayers have been laid there. I told the feds to get off the gravesites and sacred site."
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