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NEWSFLASH: Livestream of Attack on Standing Rock Water Protectors

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The peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock are being attacked. Kevin Gilbertt has been livestreaming the attacks since approx. 8 pm Eastern time on his Facebook page, here.

At the time of this writing 20,000 people are watching.

Facebook commenters report that the temperature is around 26 degrees and the water protectors are being attacked with water cannons.

Jill Stein posted on her Facebook page: "Water protectors at Standing Rock are blockading a bridge to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. It has been reported by Kevin, the livestreamer, that police are attacking them with tear gas, water cannons, noise cannons and rubber bullets. Please share this livestream to your own feed, and into alternative media FB groups."

Daniel John Worker posted: "If you are watching take action now! Call National Guard 701.333.2000; ND Governor's office 701.328.2200; Army Corp of Engineers 202.761.8700; Amnesty International 212.807.8400"

James Patrick Case posted: CALL the Morton Co. Sheriff right now to stop the attacks against the water protectors. If it's busy, call BACK: 701-667-3330.

Charles Rawson posted a suggestion to call the White House at 202.456.1414/1111.

Gmofree Hippiechick posted: Call and write to these people they are responsible and can stop this. Army Corps of Engineers 202-761-8700, National Guard 701-333-2000, White House 202-456-1414, ND Governor 701-328-2200, Amnesty International 212-807-8400 PLEASE CALL!

WestCoast Pirates posted: Peaceful water protectors are being fired upon by tear gas, mace, rubber bullets, water cannons, concussion grenades. This has been going on for hours in freezing conditions. They are blockaded in.

Karin Beverage posted, "report from Oceti Sakowin is that they have had 4 people shot in the head with rubber bullets. Are treating them now."

Meda DeWitt posted: Hit with a bean bag round, split a guy's head open

Kevin Gilbertt reports use of concussion grenades.

His earlier videos this evening have had millions of views:

Still from Livestream on Kevin Gilbertt's Facebook page
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Kevin Gilbertt had given permission multiple times to share his videos, and clip them, use his audio, upload to YouTube, and to get the information out.

He has characterized the attackers as militarized police, using water canons, teargas, rubber bullets.

This article is part of the series, "Standing Rock" listed below. Other articles in the series provide more information on the Standing Rock community and the Water Protectors.


Here's how to contact the 17 banks funding the pipeline: click here

And here is a fundraiser for winterizing the camp -- they are also asking for tear gas masks.

See also Stephen Fox's article, Petition asks Department of Justice to Prosecute ND's Governor Dalrymple for Standing Rock Abuses / Tear Gas Video


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