Someone Just Donated $2.5 Million to Bail Out Everyone Arrested at Standing Rock

dapl-arrestsBy Nick Bernabe

Following the recent mass arrests of 141 people at the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site located near Standing Rock, North Dakota, an anonymous donor just donated $2.5 million to bail out everyone who was arrested at the protests.

The news came after Tamara Francis-Fourkiller, a tribal leader from the Caddo Nation tribe in Caddo County, Oklahoma, was arrested at Standing Rock. Francis-Fourkiller was released after spending two days in jail, but her family says she was just an innocent observer in the clashes between militarized law enforcement and Native American activists, or “water protectors.”

[UPDATE 11/1 4:35 pm EST: A statement from Red Owl Legal Collective/National Lawyers Guild that is advising Standing Rock has issued a statement saying the $2.5 million has not been received yet. We are waiting on confirmation from the Caddo Nation tribe.]

According to local news affiliate News On 6:

Family members of Caddo Nation chairwoman Tamara Francis-Fourkiller said an anonymous donor paid $2.5 million late Saturday afternoon to release everyone arrested on Thursday at the Dakota Access Pipeline site. They said, however, that Francis-Fourkiller should not have been arrested in the first place.

Though the donor who sent the $2.5 million remains anonymous, it appears the person is connected to the Caddo Nation tribe in some way .

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The anonymous donation is welcome news to those arrested in the mass crackdown last Thursday; however, Standing Rock is still raising legal defense funds for future arrests — which are all but guaranteed to happen.

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8 Comments on "Someone Just Donated $2.5 Million to Bail Out Everyone Arrested at Standing Rock"

  1. Jesse Jackson programming the people, Mark Ruffalo springboarding the environmental movement, the “alternative media” is showcasing the event and now They have an incentive to stay…$2,500,000.00 bail out money from an anonymous donor. [sniff-sniff] I smell something fishy.

    • I was thinking the same. Everything has started to feel like a controlled opposition thing. Maybe they’re just focusing our eyes away from Syria and any executive orders being made.
      Also that major pipeline that just happened to blow up around the same time the Dakata pipeline people got arrested?

      Smells fishy indeed.

  2. Blessed are the protectors for they are the shield of wisdom.

  3. deplorableLittljo | November 2, 2016 at 7:29 am | Reply

    It is so re-dick-u-las. The fascist never tire of pushing the indigents around.
    Bout ready to drive up there my self…

  4. Austin Shannon | November 2, 2016 at 7:53 am | Reply

    This is not true. Smells like a psyop to dissuade people from donating…

  5. Bless this kindness and the kind Donor behind it. Thank you.

  6. Probably some local Indian casino donated the money. I hear there’s money in the Indian casino business…

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