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'Media blackout' at the Standing Rock protests


On the evening of Nov. 20, Standing Rock protesters in North Dakota were doused with water in below zero temperatures as they tried to push past a barricade on a state highway.

Authorities defended their decision to use the water, as well as tear gas and rubber bullets.

According to the Associated Press, Rob Keller, spokesman for the Morton County Sheriff, confirmed "that water hoses owned by the Mandan Rural Fire Department were used to put out fires set by protesters and turn back to protesters during a violent clash that was 'rapidly unfolding.'"


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