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RSS FeedsAnti-Terrorism Laws Increasingly Used to Target Indigenous Activists
(WorldNews Environment)

 
 

12 october 2018 17:11:48

 
Anti-Terrorism Laws Increasingly Used to Target Indigenous Activists
(WorldNews Environment)
 




The images flew around the world. The teepees. The tear gas. The Indigenous water protectors´ camps. The boots advancing in unison as security forces cracked down on protests at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline. The defiance. The hundreds of arrests. `While Sioux leaders advocated for protests to remain peaceful, State law enforcement officials, private security companies and the North Dakota National Guard employed a militarized response to protests,` Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Peoples, wrote in a recent report. A mercenary firm had been surveilling the pipeline opposition movement and engaged in military-style counterterrorism measures,...
 
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