Police Blast #NoDAPL Activists With Water Cannons in Sub-Freezing Temps
Publisher: Common Dreams
Date Written: 21/11/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20218
Law enforcement unleashed concussion grenades, rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannons in sub-freezing temperatures on peaceful water protectors battling the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota late Sunday.
Independent outlet Unicorn Riot, which had reporters on the ground throughout the six-hour standoff, said that over 160 people were injured. Those injured included a 13-year-old-girl who was shot in the face by rubber bullets, two people who suffered cardiac arrest, and multiple cases of hypothermia as a result of the water cannons, the outlet reported.
"Water cannons. Rubber bullets. Mace. Flash grenades. It's an army vs. unarmed people who only want to protect their water and graves," commented Indian Country Today writer Ruth Hopkins.
Water protectors and supporters posted photos and updates from the scene on Twitter throughout the night