Cannonball, North Dakota – On Wednesday afternoon police with the Morton County Sheriff’s office and surrounding counties entered the north entrance of the Oceti Sakowin camp, north of the Cannonball River. The Oceti camp, along with the Sacred Stone Camp, have been one of several sites of resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline since last summer.
Early Wednesday afternoon, the Sacred Stone Camp posted the following status and video:
“Militarized Police are massed at the entrance of the Big Camp on 1806 with humvees, armored vehicles, and lots of personnel. SHARE! #NoDAPL #DeFundDAPL #MniWiconi #WaterisLife #Resist#HonortheTreaties “
The Oceti Sakowin Camp also posted live video confirming the presence of law enforcement.
In yet another video posted to Facebook, heavily militarized police dressed in riot gear can be seen standing together. There are also multiple reports of the return of the LRAD sound cannon.
As Anti Media previously noted, the plan to remove the remaining people at the resistance camps was set into motion by both the local authorities and the Standing Rock Sioux who voted unanimously to close the camps down to due flood risks. Still, water protectors, as the pipeline opponents prefer to be called, worry that the shutting down of the camps is part of a larger push towards friendly relations with the oil industry under the newly inaugurated President Trump. The camps have been plagued with violence from police as they attempt to stop the construction of the controversial DAPL.
Stay tuned to Activist Post for details as this situation develops.
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