U.S. Veterans to Form Human Shield at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Ask yourself, is the law-of-war not subject to the law-of-peace?

RED POWER MEDIA

Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock

By Terray Sylvester| Cannon Ball N.D

More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said, just ahead of a federal deadline for activists to leave the camp they have been occupying.

It comes as North Dakota law enforcement backed away from a previous plan to cut off supplies to the camp – an idea quickly abandoned after an outcry and with law enforcement’s treatment of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters increasingly under the microscope.

The protesters have spent months rallying against plans to route the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, saying it poses a threat to water resources and sacred Native American sites.

Protesters include various…

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