Standing Rock

Water Warriors

 11/20/2016 - 16:47
Law enforcement officers involved in an ongoing riot with protesters on the Backwater Bridge, north of a protest camp in Morton County, North Dakota, USA, 20 November 2016. According to the police, some estimated 400 protesters attempted to breach the bridge, which was blocked since late October, near the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline, north on highway 1806.  EFE/EPA/MORTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

The Dakota Access Pipeline is almost completed, but protesters have not surrendered. Hundreds clashed with police this weekend to protest against the pipeline for its environmental impact and its invasion of ‘sacred’ territory of the Sioux in the banks of the Missouri River. Police is said to have deployed pepper spray, teargas, rubber bullets, Tasers, sound weapons, and other “less-than-lethal” weapons. The construction company, Energy Transfer Partners, still lacks a final permit to drill under the river.