Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By Censored News
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

Army Corps says no forced removal of Standing Rock water protectors

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

This is not Syria. This is Standing Rock. These are water protectors on Thanksgiving Day at the river prepared for attack by militarized police, DAPL hired mercenaries and the the Morton County Sheriff.
Photo copyright Rob Wilson.

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News
The US Army Corps said today, Sunday, that it has no plans to forcibly remove Standing Rock water protectors camped on Treaty land at the Oceti Sakowin Camp on the banks of the Cannon Ball River. The Army Corps said it will issue citations.
However, there is no guarantee that the Morton County Sheriff, Dakota Access Pipeline’s hired mercenaries, and militarized police will not attack, as they have done repeatedly, if these out-of-control police come into Oceti Sakowin Camp to issue citations.
After the Army Corps of Engineers announced it would shut the camp down on Dec. 5, Native American women warriors, including Dine’, Lakota and Paiute women warriors, began acquiring bulletproof vests, gas masks, goggles and body armor.
A Lakota youth now faces possibly losing her eye after being hit by a police projectile by police. Doctors are trying to save the arm of a young woman in New York, after her arm was shattered by a police projectile during the prayerful blockade.
Reuters news agency reported Sunday:
U.S. authorities said on Sunday they had no plans to forcibly remove activists protesting plans to run an oil pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, despite telling them to leave by early December.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the federal land where the main camp protesting the Dakota Access pipeline is located, said last week it would close public access to the area north of the Cannonball River on Dec. 5
On Sunday, the agency said in a statement that it had “no plans for forcible removal” of protesters. The statement said anyone who remained would be considered unauthorized and could be subject to various citations. It also said emergency services might not be adequately provided to the area. Read article at Reuters
Previous post at Censored News:
Letter from the Army Corps, with Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault’s reponse:

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 29 years, serving as a writer for Navajo Times and a stringer for AP and USA Today during the 18 years she lived on the Navajo Nation. After being a longtime staff reporter for Indian Country Today, she was censored and terminated. She then created Censored News, focused on Indigenous Peoples and human rights, now in its fifth year.


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation.

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)

Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!

Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.

Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video).

Report abuse


    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    Load more ...




    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.