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23.11.16

Pipeline Protesters Decry Excessive Force After Woman's Arm 'Blown Out' in Clash... - Linkis.com Sophia Wilansky joined the pipeline protest three weeks ago and was bringing water to fellow activists — who call themselves water protectors — when she was hit by a concussion grenade, according to the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council.
"She was trying to protect herself with a shield and the shield was falling down so she reached to grab it, and they threw the grenade right at her," Sophia's father, Wayne Wilansky, said in a phone interview from the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, referring to police. "The force of the explosion blew the bone out of her arm and all of the arteries and all of the muscle that supports her arm. It just blew out."


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