This Video From the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Is Absolutely Nuts. A Total War Zone.


Last night, a group of activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline were met by law enforcement and pipeline security agents, and the situation quickly spiraled out of hand. As Mother Jones‘ Wes Enzinna reported from the scene:

An armed security agent employed by the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline was arrested Thursday after he was caught entering the camp of activists protesting near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in southern North Dakota. After a car chase and a standoff during which he allegedly pointed his assault rifle at a local Sioux teenager, the man, apparently an employee of Dakota Access LLC, was arrested and handed over to the FBI.

This video by Unicorn Riot, an alternative media source, shows the chaos. It looks like an absolute war zone:

Now go read Wes’ full story.

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