The Morton County Sheriff department and police carried out a brutal attack on Native Americans as they gathered for prayer today.
Native Americans and supporters defending the water of the Missouri River from the Dakota Access Pipeline were beaten with batons by police, pepper sprayed and thrown to the ground, according to Brenda Norrell of Censored News.
More than 80 water protectors were arrested today during another unprovoked attack by police on peaceful water protectors.
Tipiwizin, a young mother at Standing Rock, called out for help, urging all those who came and camped at Standing Rock to return.
“The police, the military, armored vehicles, assault rifles, they are chasing our people, surrounded our people, chasing them into the river.”
Watching the live stream today, she said, “I started crying, holding my baby daughter, because we come from people who were chased down, hunted down and gunned down by the military and the police. History is repeating itself. All those stories we were raised with, that we carry in our hearts, of our people, fleeing, running, racing, for our lives, just to live. We are the grandchildren and great grandchildren of those who survived the US Government federally mandated massacres on our people.”
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