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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

American police use water spray, rubber bullets and other weapons on protesters

American law enforcement is currently engaged in a stand off with protesters at Standing Rock in North Dakota. The protesters are against a government  decision to build an oil pipeline called the Dakota Access Pipeline through their land which will involve environmental degradation and the displacement of local people majority of whom are Native Americans.



Police have acknowledged using sponge rounds, bean bag rounds, stinger rounds, teargas grenades, pepper spray, Mace, Tasers and a sound weapon.

Linda Black Elk, a member of the Catawba Nation who works with the Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council said:
 “We’re going to hope for the absolute best. If they do attempt to remove people forcibly, we are certainly preparing for mass casualties.” She believes racism is at the heart of the high handed tactics employed by law enforcement officials. “The thing is, racism is nothing new here. It has always been there; it’s just bubbling under the surface” she said.
The ongoing conflict has seen one woman’s arm nearly blown off, according to her father, and a complaint alleges that another woman was shot in the eye, resulting in the detachment of her retina and possible permanent blindness.

The Mandan, North Dakota, police chief, Jason Ziegler, has asserted that law enforcement agencies “can use whatever force necessary to maintain peace”.



Source: GuardianUK

15 comments:

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Nigerians can't protest like this!

OSINANL said...

Okay!

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freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Good for them. SHAMELESS PROFESSIONAL PROTESTERS THAnk una stars THAT IS NOT IN NIGERIA TERRORIST BUHARI WOULD HAVE TELL HIS KINSMAN BURATAI TO WIPE UNA. police please another day make una use real gun oo am happy that my papa trump is in the house.




















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Vic said...

It's been used for years. I don't understand why our own police force can't be mandated to use them as well except for RRS. They put down targets but are easy less harmful.

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