“This was NOT a Riot” micro-documentary by John Wathen: Shows footage before, during, and after a confrontation between water protectors & officers. Wathen calmly reveals how prayer ceremonies & traditional dancing (by visitors from Argentina, in this video) are being falsely reported as “riots” by law enforcement officials. Argentina sharing prayers, & dance. Referring to the dancers from Argentina, the narrator states, “You can hardly call this a riot.” Footage of the arrival of riot police soon follows. The narrator explains the weapons (some deadly) that they were carrying, & comments on the irony of a female elder being arrested while wielding nothing but a sacred pipe. The film concludes with a short written explanation of the events.
– John Wathen (video length 5:27):