Children, Mauled as Private Mercenaries Attack Native American Pipeline Protest*

Posted: September 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Without warning, private security henchmen showered demonstrators with pepper spray and released their dogs — at least six people were bitten, including a young child.

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Children, Mauled as Private Mercenaries Attack Native American Pipeline Protest*

By Claire Bernish

A private security firm guarding the highly controversial construction of $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned mercenary on Saturday, unleashing vicious attack dogs against a sizable crowd of peaceful protesters — including women and children.

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux and at least 100 other Native American nations as well as activists and advocates peacefully chanted“water is life” while guards held dogs nearby to intimidate the crowd. Without warning, these security henchmen showered the demonstrators with pepper spray and released the dogs — at least six people were bitten, including a young child.

Called the Dakota Access Pipeline by those responsible for its construction — and an evil, immoral usurpation and exploitation by those who know better — the project is slated to span four states, stretching 1,172 miles, but threatens the reservation’s water supply…

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Comments
  1. Restless Mind says:

    This is so sad. Constantly telling others to be peaceful and to protect the land and culture, but will not hesitate to engage in violence and ruin the lives of those who have called this land their home for generations. Gotta love how our media conveniently chooses to not report largely on this story.

    • Restless, as Systemic mentions below, you have really hit on all the high points of our brutal capitalist system. Only the state and the owners of capital are allowed to commit violence, while the corporate media cleverly deceives us as to the true nature of things.

  2. Excellent point, Systemic. The only good news here is that as the Empire decays and destroys the middle class gatekeepers, the powers that be rely less on propaganda to keep the working class in check and resort more to naked violence. Violence is so much easier to get your head around than propaganda. Thanks for your comment.

  3. Alan Scott says:

    Is that America? I can’t believe it!

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