Water protectors in North Dakota locked themselves to construction equipment in non-violent direct action against the Dakota Access Pipeline Tuesday.

Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline Halted Again By Non-Violent Direct Action

Sarah Sunshine Manning
9/6/16

Water protectors from the camps in Standing Rock, North Dakota, launched planned non-violent direct action at the site of Dakota Access pipeline construction early Tuesday. 

“We are at site 21, and we shut down construction,” said one demonstrator while live streaming a video on Facebook.

At least one woman and one man were locked to machinery on Tuesday while dozens of others encircled the area singing Lakota prayer songs. Banners were strung across the machinery, one saying “Water is Our First Medicine.” 

A small number police officers arrived onto the scene and monitored the non-violent direction action.

Meanwhile, hundreds tuned in and offer their support via live streaming video on Facebook.

“We are here,” Cody Hall, of the Red Warrior Camp, said to a crowd of supporters. “A brother and a sister that once again have locked down and put themselves on the frontlines, literally stopping construction.” 

“We have to keep our heads up,” Hall added. “We are the protectors … We are going to win through peace. Standing vigilant, brothers.”

Non-violent direct action trainings are offered regularly at the camps at Standing Rock and are conducted by trained professionals.

ICTMN will continue to report on this story as it develops. 

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George Arlie
George Arlie
Submitted by George Arlie on
This is outrageous and unacceptable. I don't have the words to express my anger, heartbreak, and disgust.

George Arlie
George Arlie
Submitted by George Arlie on
This is outrageous and unacceptable. I don't have the words to express my anger, heartbreak, and disgust.

George Arlie
George Arlie
Submitted by George Arlie on
The comments below were meant for a related article about the vicious attacks and desecration of sacred areas of which there is no excuse. What further enrages me is the lack of mainstream media coverage on this. (didn't intend to post comments below twice)

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Alamosaurus
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These oil SOB's were tearing up graveyards. This is about as low as you can get. The oil companies should be prosecuted for grave desecration--which used to be a capital offence in some states.
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