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11-20-16 ~ Kevin Gilbertt reporting live
The confrontation began after one of the burned military vehicles the police chained to concrete barriers weeks ago to keep Highway 1806 “Back Water Bridge” north of the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota which was blocked on October 27. Water protectors who were tired of it blocking the highway and “done with the military-style barricades tried to remove the burned military vehicles with a semi-truck. A fire was set on the bridge by projectiles aimed at Water Protectors by Militarized Police when they extinguished the fire out however Militarized Police blocked the both exits off the bridge and formed a line with armored vehicles, concrete barriers, and razor wire. Police began hosing down the unarmed crowd with a water cannon at subzero temps. Tear gas, mace, concussion grenades, rubber bullets and LRAD High Frequency Microwave Sound Devices, Stinger Grenades, and firing allegedly *less-lethal* rounds aimed directly at unarmed Water Protectors who are boxed in, trapped and cannot get off the bridge. Medics are being detained and cannot give aid to Water Protectors who are vomiting and urinating on themselves because of the chemical warfare. One of the reporters had their press badge shot off when shot in the abdomen with a rubber bullet.
The corporate police state is using hypothermia inducing water AGAINST the #Peaceful #Prayerful #WaterProtectors in subzero temperatures. Water Protectors soaked by water cannons causing serious loss of body temperature.
(The 2 following Water Cannon photos are not Standing Rock)
UPDATE: An 2 unidentified elders is in critical condition as the result of going into cardiac arrest at the scene of a major confrontation between about 400 water protectors and heavily militarized law enforcement. 200 injured, 7 head wounds, 4 people have been treated for hypothermia, 1 broken arm, broken fingers lots of people with contusions on chests and body, several people shot in the face by rubber bullets bleeding profusely and several people extremely injured.
According to spokesperson Dallas Goldtooth an Indigenous Environmental Network organizer who wrote on his Facebook page: “It was to open up the road so in the daylight the world can see the face of militarized law enforcement and state oppression.”
WARNING EXTREMELY GRAPHIC PHOTOS
Rudy TwoMoon… Earlier today, I shared a post from the violence from Standing Rock!!! It was a bloody photo of, a girl in a vehicle with a huge hole in her arm, exposing the bone. Facebook has since, pulled those photo’s. ** It is with heavy heart, I recieved information, she was rushed to a trauma center. Her family has asked, that we all send up individual prayers for her. **
UPDATE: 11-22-16 21 year old Water Protector Warrior Woman “Sohpia Wilansky”
Young Peaceful Praying Water Protector Warrior Woman was Shot by Terrorist Militarized Police ~ Doctors had to Amputate her Arm
11-22-16 ~ Father Of Daughter Injured At Dakota Protest: Police Threw At Grenade At Her | NBC News
Shot in the head and back Morton County No Dakota Militarized Police