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North Dakota police use armoured trucks, sound canons, rubber bullets in chaotic day at #StandingRock

(Cars and tires were set ablaze as police moved in on a barricade across a North Dakota highway. (Photo: Dennis Ward/APTN)

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
More than 100 people were arrested in a chaotic day in North Dakota as local and state police moved in on a camp along highway 1806 near where the Dakota Access pipeline is being built.

Smoke filled the air as tires were set ablaze and police fired pepper spray, rubber bullets while sound canons blared ear-splitting blasts in an effort to push people south of the camp.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of South Dakota say the land where the pipeline is being built is on sacred land.

dward@aptn.ca

 

 

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4 Responses to “North Dakota police use armoured trucks, sound canons, rubber bullets in chaotic day at #StandingRock”

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    Conrad Naytowhow October 28, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

    All being said is it really necessary to strip search all…..ncluding actors? Or does the morton county have a large number of voyeurs…?

  2. mrconrad2u@gmail.com'
    Conrad Naytowhow October 28, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

    All being said is it really necessary to strip search all…..ncluding actors? Or does the morton county have a large number of voyeurs…?

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    PILover October 28, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

    Shame on you Mark Blackburn for your shoddy reporting. The individual at 1:05 is acting as if he were hit with a taser, and is not being hit with a taser. Do you have ANY knowledge of how a taser functions? Disgusting!

    • blackburnmark October 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

      Hi PILover, thanks for your comment. Although some may experience a taser differently than others, I have seen, first hand, people react to a taser exactly in this way. Please continue to write to APTN with your comments. You can also follow us on Twitter @aptnnews, facebook, Instagram @aptnnews and now on YouTube.