VETERANS HOLDING A PROTECTION LINE ON BACKWATER BRIDGE
By Indigenous Rising Media (video length 8:54)
Description: Scene opens with a prayer song that lasts about one minute. Videographer then moves toward the frontline to show the protective line formed by vets on the bridge. Approximately 50 people attending. Videographer describes a meeting happening on the other side of the bridge between veteran Wesley Clark Jr., IEN (Indigenous Environmental Network) delegate representative Kandi Mossett and Law Enforcement. Videographer interviews a couple people in attendance; “We’re just forming a protective line to protect the camp behind us…. We predict that’s going to be relatively peaceful.” and “We’re here to help Water Protectors take their place…let them know that vets DO support them and we’re behind them all the way.”
Categories: Demonstrations & Ceremonies
Description: Mike Fasig describes evidence of law enforcement manipulation at bridge – potentially making burned truck’s gas tank into incendiary device by inserting kerosene and shooting the tank at will. Mike acknowledges the potential for the device to be used as a mass murder weapon directed at Water Protectors attempting to clear the truck from the bridge. At the beginning of the video Mike describes posting another video earlier on Facebook that shows the tank on this truck blocking the road undamaged by bullet holes.
Categories: Excessive Force Archive