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Journalist Covering Pipeline Protest Wanted By Police For Filming Security Dogs Attacking Native Americans


Journalist Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! filmed a group of security guards attacking Native Americans protesting the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota, and now a warrant has been issued for her arrest.

“This is an unacceptable violation of freedom of the press. I was doing my job by covering pipeline guards unleashing dogs and pepper spray on Native American protesters.”

Goodman was covering the pipeline protest in North Dakota when private security guards attacked a group of Native American protestors with dogs and pepper spray; she filmed the event, and the video went viral. Now, a warrant has been issued for her arrest charging her with criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor.


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