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Water Cannons Injure Hundreds at NDPL Protests

 


Hundreds of peaceful protestors were injured at the Standing Rock encampments when law enforcement blasted them with water cannons in freezing temperatures Sunday evening.

The attacks came as water protectors used a semi-trailer truck to remove burnt military vehicles that police had chained to concrete barriers weeks ago, blocking traffic on Highway 1806, to control citizens demanding a stop to the Dakota Access Pipeline — a 1,172-mile pipeline that would carry oil from North Dakota across four states.

Efforts to clear the road and improve access to the camp for emergency services were met with tear gas, an LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device), stinger grenades, rubber bullets, and indiscriminate use of a water cannon with an air temperature of 26 degrees Fahrenheit.

http://njtoday.net/2016/11/21/water-cannons-injure-hundreds-ndpl-protests/

 

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