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Article: Shootings on Backwater Bridge | OpEdNews

29.12.16

Article: Shootings on Backwater Bridge | OpEdNews: A helicopter and tracked vehicles were involved in the pursuit. Behind the images of the large number of police and security dotting the snow-covered terrain played, background radios from the Standing Rock medics could be heard. "We need a medic team. We need a team ready to roll now." Then the narrator says "Four women were taken away in a red paddy wagon of some sort."

By nightfall, more than a hundred water protectors rallied at the still heavily barricaded Backwater Bridge to sing prayer songs and to let the police know they are "facing the wrong direction." On the other side of the concertina wire and the heavy concrete dividers, spread over the entire bridge, more now than ever before, were the police with their mounted sound cannon, a variety of tracked, militarized vehicles, generators and bright lights. In a 30 minute video narrated by Michael Marcus, the world can see how the police, unprovoked by the water protectors, fired four or five shots at the crowd. Here is a sampling of what can be seen and heard on the tape just prior to the shooting:


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