Attack by police at Standing Rock, Saturday, Oct 22, 2016.

The following videos are from the front lines at Standing Rock, North Dakota where people in prayer were surrounded and attacked by police on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

As reported previously on Xica Nation, the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) is a threat to all people and the native children of Cemanahuac / Turtle Island.  The water protectors at the at the Standing Rock reservation are the ones leading the way to protect our vital resources.  The money trail behind the project extends far beyond North Dakota, from Donald Trump all the way down to Texas, where Kelsey Warren, head of Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind DAPL, was appointed to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission in 2015 by Gov. Greg Abbott.  As it turns out, the DAPL is one of many catastrophic pipelines planned to gut, contaminate, and control earth resources, with the controversial Trans Pecos Pipeline also being constructed.

Today in Standing Rock, human rights and treaties were once again violated as police attacked water protectors with force and violence, using army tactics and led by the wasichu henchmen of Morton County Sheriff’s department and others who recently heeded an extra-judicial call by the sheriff for an armed mob of officers (from outside the jurisdiction) to come to Standing Rock to raise an army against the prayer camp.

There were reports of fire hoses spraying pepper spray on people:

Via Andrew Ironshell:

“daughter just called and said one of the members of their youth council got their hand busted by morton county officers using batons on youth and women and that they have a ‘fire hose’ spewing tear gas at them. this is happening now, she called me five minutes ago. – they are struggling to capture a signal but are working on getting it out live to the public”

The following feeds were able to go public as the communication signals became scrambled:

“Before the attack by police”:  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=256295328100632&id=100011604996574&hc_location=ufi

“Before during and after attack by police”: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=391883267868401&id=100011401944206&hc_location=ufi

“During attack”:  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10209029601349577&id=1003805648&hc_location=ufi

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO Wiyaka Eagleman, Indigenous Life MovementAtsa E’sha HofererAshley Melton, and Bucky Harjo for your service as digital warriors!  The world is watching!!!

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