8-11-2016: Officer Unnecessarily Trips a Man (Excessive Force), Rallies, Arrests, & Commentaries

Video #1:

Categories: Ceremonies & Demonstrations, Excessive Force

     “Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against #DakotaAccessPipeline” – The people of Standing Rock stand & allies, including Shailene Woodley, across from Morton County Sheriff’s Deputies chanting their purpose for being there. We stand for our brothers and our sisters. We stand for water, for life. We stand for our people, for one nation…  Officers arrest 10 persons.  Video shows officer unnecessarily trip a man causing him to fall on his face in a case of use of excessive forceincluding against an elder individual:

UrbanNativeEra (video length 1:39)

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Video #2:  

      Water Protector states he stands “for my children, for all the people, for all the future generations to come, for all the winged, for all the four-legged, the two-legged, the water.  The water, the land, I am here…”         

 Adam Elfers  (video length 0:21):

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Video #3:  

“Another Water Protector Crosses the Line” – Singing of prayers & drumming throughout video.  People stand across from workers as they are building a fence between the construction site & public access – between themselves & the water protectors.  Water Protectors chant: “Water is life! Water is life! Water is life! Water is life!”  North Dakota State Troopers put up yellow “DO NOT CROSS” tape, & as Water Protectors approach, officers inform them that “If they cross the line, they will go to jail.”  One Water Protector has a security-style t-shirt that reads “TREATY ENFORCEMENT”.  As Water Protectors continue to press against the tape & lift it, an officer warns, “Sir, I’m going to tell you one last time.”  Man complies.

                          – Adam Elfers  (video length 5:29):

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Video #4:  

     Native people being arrested for trespassing on their own land.

 –Waniya Locke (her videos from August 17th on are available here  video length 0:30):

Video #5:  

     Waniya Locke is on the north side of the blockade.  Officers are protecting Dakota Access Pipeline.  Officers guarding DAPL workers.

– Waniya Locke (video length 5:14)

Video #6:  

Peaceful front line protest of the DAPL pipeline. Songs and prayers of the peaceful first peoples of this land.

– Waniya Locke  (video length 5.13):

Video #7:  

“Natives & non natives, woman, children, families  standing in solidarity. Unarmed peaceful protest. There is a private security company here to protect the  DAPL pipeline.   We had six water protectors arrested today, one was an old woman who was thrown to the ground. Thank you everyone who is standing with us to protect the Missouri river that 10 0000 get water from. We thank you for your prayers.”

Waniya Locke (video length 6:47):

Video #8:  

A Water Protector’s firsthand, eyewitness account of the illegal construction that was being witnessed by Dakota Access, LLC on the Dakota Access Pipeline. She also captures video evidence of police force(s) standing by and not only watching the illegal actions, but protecting the corporation.

Waniya Locke (video length 0:30):

Video #9:

“Machinery and gravel are being moved through our lands, please stand in front of them to slow progress. Please pray with us.” Waniya educates viewers as to their rights with protesting, specifically in regards to  the illegal construction of a pipeline.

Waniya Locke (video length 1:29):

Video #10:  

“Our children stand with us because they understand how important it is for life.  More supply trucks for the pipeline are crossing boarders of our lands. We are in good spirits because we feel supported by our friends, family, and strangers.  We continue to sing our prayers on the front lines.”

Waniya Locke (video length 4:10):

Video #11:

“We raise our voices to protect our waters for future generations!” One of many examples of the kind of peaceful assembly that happened at the Standing Rock Water Protector Camps.

Waniya Locke (video length 0:47 ):

Video #12:

Water Protectors shout, “Water is Life! You can’t drink oil!” as police stand by. Video evidence of the police blocking people’s legal right to block and obstruct the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Water Protectors remain peaceful, yet strong in their chants.

Waniya Locke (length video 0.45):

Video #13:  

“Our runners returned from Washington DC and joined the action.  Three more got arrested.  We are still standing strong!”

Waniya Locke (video length 2:10):


Video #14:  

“Our peaceful songs and dance.” Another example of the peaceful, yet powerful ceremonial demonstrations held by the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people as they stood in opposition of the illegal construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Waniya Locke (video length 1:20):

Video #15:  

“A powerful day of protest.  Thank you to my brothers, sister, parents, and children.  Any help and financial help is welcomed.  Keep praying, thank you!”

Waniya Locke (video length 2:12):  




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