STANDING ROCK, N.A. Reservation, USA (sentinel.ht) – Over 2,000 U.S. military veterans are planning to form a human shield around protesters in North Dakota who have begun to be subjected to police brutality. Those demonstrators, called “water protectors”, have been blocking the construction of an Energy Transfer Partners project called the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Water Protectors have been camped out for months protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Indigenous water protectors have been protesting the installment of DAPL near Native-owned land and have been attacked with dogs, tear gas, water cannons, and have been threatened with having resources cut off to their camps.
Reuters reports that North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple recently ordered that the camp be evacuated by this coming Monday, but protesters have not given any indication they plan to leave the camp or cease their activism on site. The Army Corps of Engineers has said that they will not forcibly remove people from the camp, according to Reuters.