|These PEACEFUL Protesters Are Not The Violent Ones|
“This decision is necessary to protect the general public from the violent confrontation between protestors and law enforcement officials that have occurred in this area, and to prevent death, illness, or serious injury to inhabitants of encampments due to the harsh North Dakota winter conditions.”
First, leave no doubt...THE VIOLENCE was not caused by the protesters and "Water Protectors" but by the contractors, their private security, and local/state law enforcement. Secondly, find it very odd that Oil Field workers can live in campers,survive the harsh Dakota winters,but the Army Corp acts as of those protesting the DAPL are incapable of preparting their encampment for the coming winter season of cold and snow. Lastly, and most importantly, the Army Corp's decision conveniently would allow Energy Transfer Partners who merged with Sunoco to avoid financial ruination to complete the pipeline just in time to fulfill their contractual obligations to start pumping product through the line in early January. Profits ahead of people...specifically, Profits ahead of Native Americans and their rights under Treaty! Give BIG OIL what it wants,and maybe we will talk about some damages after the project is up and running....PROBABLY NOT.
This people CANNOT GO UNCHALLENGED! We as a nation only have nine days to prepare, if necessary "A Last Stand" against the DAPL...Doing that means bodies! that means donations of money, food, and WINTER ACCOMMODATIONS...as in heaters, campers, firewood, and warm clothes. The time has come for "We The People" to rise up in large numbers, time for us to exercise our 1st Amendment Rights to stand up to this rape of a people, stand up to this rape of our environment.