Arrest Warrant Issued for Democracy Now! Host After Filming Security Attack Pipeline Protesters
By Matt Agorist
A private security firm, guarding the highly controversial construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline, turned mercenary last weekend and were caught on video unleashing vicious attack dogs against a sizable crowd of peaceful protesters — including women and children. And now, the only people to be punished for the vicious attacks, are the ones who filmed it.
Saturday evening, Democracy Now! announced that an arrest warrant had been issued for host and executive producer Amy Goodman. Goodman, along with a team from the media outlet, were in North Dakota last week to cover the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The video taken by Democracy Now! of the horrid abuses inflicted on the protesters by private security quickly went viral. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux and at least 100 other Native American nations as well as activists and advocates peacefully chanted “water is life” while guards held dogs nearby to intimidate the crowd. Without warning, these security henchmen showered the demonstrators with pepper spray and released the dogs — at least six people were bitten, including a young child. …http://www.activistpost.com/2016/09/arrest-warrant-issued-democracy-now-host-filming-security-attack-pipeline-protesters.html?utm_source=Activist+Post+Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5f53724601-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b0c7fb76bd-5f53724601-387757729