23 November 2016
- On Monday, 21 November, hundreds of water protectors, many of whom were injured by law enforcement the previous night, peacefully assembled in downtown Bismarck to protest the egregious colonial violence inflicted upon Water Protectors on Highway 1806.
On Sunday night, as the temperature in Standing Rock plunged below 30 degrees, hundreds of people were blasted with water cannons near the Oceti Sakowin camp. Water Protectors on 1806 were also hit with concussion grenades, sprayed with mace, hit with rubber bullets and tear gas, and otherwise abused by the law enforcement.
An elder went into cardiac arrest on the frontline. People were trapped on a bridge, and in some cases gagged until they vomited and urinated on themselves. Many experienced trampling injuries. Hundreds experienced hypothermia.
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