Over two thousand veterans have volunteered to stand against police brutality and they have started arriving at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp near Cannon Ball North Dakota. The veterans intend to form a “human shield” protecting the protectors from the violent militarized police force that has been assaulting them for months.
The protectors, who number in the thousands, have been fighting to halt the construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline which would desecrate lands sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux and threaten the health of local water supplies. The police have been openly violating human rights with their intimidation tactics, setting attack dogs on protesters, sexually humiliating and arresting hundreds on trumped up charges, reports Colin Taylor of Occupy Democrats.
After months of failed attempts to break the Spirit of the Protectors, the police are still continuing to attack the unarmed peaceful protectors with pepper spray, tear gas, concussion grenades, and rubber bullets. One protester …