Breaking: North Dakota Governor Activates National Guard Against Pipeline Protest

Breaking: North Dakota Governor Activates National Guard Against Pipeline Protest

September 8, 2016   |   Nick Bernabe

(ANTIMEDIA) North Dakota — Previously peaceful protests at the construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline have officially been militarized. North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has called on the state’s National Guard to reinforce law enforcement at the construction site where Native American protesters are currently blocking further development.

[Breaking update: Justice Department Overrules Court, Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Halted]

 

Over the weekend, peaceful protests turned violent after security guards from G4S, a British mercenary group, unleashed dogs on the demonstrators, provoking a confrontation the media spun as violently aggressive on the part of those protesting. The scuffle ensued after construction workers allegedly destroyed sacred Native American burial sites. However, video from the scene tells a different story — one of provocation from proponents of pipeline security.

The activation of the National Guard is likely a backup measure as the pipeline company and protesters await a court decision that could give pipeline construction a green light, possibly causing further confrontation between law enforcement, mercenaries, and protesters. The National Guard has a long history of violently crushing civil unrest in the United States.

UPDATE 9/8: National Guard troops have already been spotted operating a checkpoint near the protest site. (images below)

A spokesman from the Red Warrior Camp, located at the construction site, has issued this Statement:

Gepostet von Red Warrior Camp
 
 
 
 

National Guard to be at construction site tomorrow. The National Guard will not be at the camps. They are only there to provide law enforcement support according to their commander. Press Update by Cody Hall.

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