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Journalist shot by rubber bullets while conducting interview at Standing Rock (VIDEO): [] Tensions escalated this week at the intersection of the Cannonball River and the Missouri River, where the hotly contested Dakota Access Pipeline construction is taking place. Native American protesters stood in the middle of the river, face to face with heavily armed police officers from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department. At the scene of the protest, Erin Schrode, co-founder of Turning Green, was interviewing an indigenous water protector when she was suddenly shot by riot police, wielding firearms carrying non-lethal rubber projectiles.

In the description of the video posted to her personal Facebook page, which has been shared over 8,000 times as of this writing, Schrode said what she caught on camera directly contradicted public statements by law enforcement that no members of the press were fired upon.

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