Police Treating Dakota Access Protesters ‘Like an Enemy on the Battlefield, ‘ Groups Say

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24112016/police-dakota-access-protesters-aclu-amnesty-international-standing-rock

Amnesty International and the ACLU are calling for a federal investigation of police after increasingly harsh tactics were used in confrontations last weekend. By Phil McKenna The American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International are stepping up calls for the Department of Justice to investigate what they feel is excessive use of force by law enforcement in North Dakota in response to protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. The renewed calls for action come after police used tactics Sunday night that included the use of rubber bullets, concussion grenades, tear gas and water cannons sprayed on hundreds of protesters for hours in freezing temperatures, according to live streamed video and protesters’ accounts. See Also: Dakota Access Protest ‘Felt Like Low-Grade War,’ Says Medic Treating Injuries Army Corps Halts Dakota Access Pipeline, Pending Review Native American Leaders Decry Increasingly Harsh Treatment of Dakota Access Protesters read more

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