10-28-2016: Early Morning Burning Bridge & Blockade, (page in edit)

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Video #1:
“ONE NATION TV VIDEOGRAPHER APPROACHES BACKWATER BRIDGE ON HWY 1806 APPARENTLY BLOCKADED BY MORTON COUNTY SUV”
by Cempoalli Twenny (video length 0:37)

Description:  9:18am Videographer self-identifies as “One Nation TV”, approaches Backwater Bridge on foot, describes it as “the front lines”. Others walking in the opposite direction. Apparent Morton County SUV sits in the middle of the road blocking vehicular traffic. Indistinct assembly of people on bridge behind vehicle.(videostream interrupted) – 

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Video #2:
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by Red Warrior Camp (video length 23:12)

Description:  They have moved the road block to the bridge just north of the big camp to cut off all access from 1806  

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Video #3:
WATER PROTECTORS ASSEMBLED AT BRIDGE. FIRE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. RAP MUSIC THROUGHOUT.
by West Coast Women Warriors Media Cooperative (video length 2:13)

Description:  3:09am  Scene begins as shot from a vehicle approaching  apparent barricade at frontline in darkness. Vehicle’s headlights partially illuminate the scene for 30 seconds. Profanity throughout music lyrics in video. Behind protector side of frontline is a fire that appears to span the width of the road. Behind the fire, the law enforcement side of the frontline shines bright lights toward the Water Protectors. The lights and the smoke obscure view across the frontline. Protectors add logs to the fire. Note: @ 1:41, possible Tiger Swan infiltrator throws a small object across the frontline toward the law enforcement side.

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Video #4:
“GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION FROM INDIGENOUS WATER PROTECTOR AT THE FRONT LINE”
by WCWWMC (video length 0:53)

Description:  6:34am  Fire blazes in darkness across HWY 1806 at DAPL blockade. Unburned pallets can be seen in front of the fire. Water protector stands in shadow of fire in the foreground and emphatically announces:  “This is a call out to the world. Call out to the world that our warrior spirit is still alive. The spirit of the resistance is still alive. Our Mother Earth has been raped and desecrated. Our sacred grounds have been violated and we will NOT, as indigenous people, as human beings of the planet, allow this to happen. [pointing toward the fire, he continues:] This is NOTHING compared to what those machines do, NOTHING [what] compared to what corporate greed does…OVER and OVER. This is a militarized police state protecting corporate greed and we, as human beings of the land, for the future generations, are going to make this stand. Put this message to the world: to STAND UP, RISE UP, FIND your warrior spirit.” [enthusiastic responses ensue] Video is subtitled throughout;                        

               #NoDAPL Blockade on HWY 1806                                GLOBAL CALL OUT TO ACTION

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Video #5
“1851 TREATY CAMP. LAW ENFORCEMENT USES TASER ON WATER PROTECTOR @ 0:05. MILITARIZED VEHICLES IN USE. THREATS ISSUED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CLEAR CAMP.  
by WCWWMC (video length 3:19)

Description:  6:50am  Scene opens on approximately 50 Water Protectors [“WP”] facing indeterminate number of Law Enforcement [“LE”] at the 1851 Treaty Camp north of the main camp. MRAP can be seen in the background, far right. Center of frame, near the base of the SRST flag pole, a LE officer advances toward a man who backs away as the officer advances. After he makes two steps back, the officer shoots him with a taser and he falls to the ground @ 0:05. Videographer: “They are tasing people here. They are tasing people here.” Crowd gathers around fallen man. At 0:15, LE declares through megaphone; “Do not throw rocks at the police.” At 0:17, a shirtless WP runs with his hands high in the air to block LE from shooting anyone else, other WPs follow his lead. LE continues through the megaphone, giving direction to WP to “Move…” somewhere but videographer’s voice dominates the audio; “We are UNARMED. We are unarmed people. There are women, children and elders here. We are unarmed and this is how they attack us.” At 0:29, a man in the background yells; “Who’s throwing shit?!” At 0:34, an apparent Tiger Swan infiltrator throws a white object toward LE. WP in view swell to approximately 75. Videographer continues; “We are unarmed and they attack us. We are women, children and elders and they attack us. We come in a prayerful way and they attack us. THEY bring violence here.” LE through the megaphone; “[indistinct sentence] Get yourself to the road if you want, but we’re gonna..gonna come through and kick you out.” WP woman; “No you’re not.” WP man; “We believe you, but it’s live now.” Megaphoned LE; “We need you to go to the south to the main camp. We don’t want to make arrests, but we have to come south and we have to clear this roadway.” WP woman; “No you don’t!” WP man; “Why don’t you arrest your selves?!” Megaphoned LE; “You have always been safe at the south camp. You have an agreement of some sort with the Corps of Engineers and [indistinct phrase]. We need you to go to the south camp.” WP man; “We have an agreement with our ancestors, with the future generations, with the land, the water, with sacredness!” Meanwhile, camera pans to show more of the crowd, WP tents set up, hundreds of WPs and approximately 100 LE present, roughly in line across the road and east of the road with at least one more MRAP and another LRAD-equipped Militarized truck on the roadway. Cameras and fingers are pointed at LE. At 2:37, a woman screams offscreen. At 2:50 we see a broken snowblower and other property possibly damaged by LE.

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Video #6:
LAW ENFORCEMENT LINE SWEEP OF THE NORTH 1851 TREATY CAMP
by WCWWMC (video length 11:03)

Description:  MRAPs with LRADs deployed on road and elsewhere. Approximately 200-300 Law Enforcement [“LE”] officers and hundreds of Water Protectors [“WP”] on scene. LE officer speaking through megaphone; “….Keep driving to the south. You need to drive that work baler pickup [in the foreground on the right] to the south.” At approximately 0:20, a woman calls for a medic. At approximately 0:25, camera makes a 360° sweep; DAPL workers can be seen on the hills to the west and the right flank of the LE line. At 0:29, the view south shows approximately 100 WP cars lining the highway on both sides. In all, many hundreds of WPs, approximately 250 LE at least 4 militarized LE vehicles. To the east, LE has already occupied the camp, consisting of many tipis, tents and trailers. [Apparently WPs were already pushed out of the camp toward the road.] At approximately 1:30, the line of LE continues a slow sweep to the south. Myron Dewey can be heard saying, “Hey, we are in prayer here. We are in prayer here. We are visitors. We are visitors and helpers. Practice your teachings! Hey, you guys, watch [indistinct], visitors and helpers; Remember that! We’re here to support the tribe in prayer! Remember that! If we go as Water Warriors to jail, that’s what we do, but we do not bring our outside teachings here. We bring good teachings and prayer.” The LE slow sweep continues south. Myron Dewey continues; “Role model your teachings. They have no teachings. Role model your teachings. Role model your teachings. They have no teachings. Role model your teachings. We are here in prayer. Remember that.” Myron continues to repeat the theme of this message. Another WP reminds the crowd; “Don’t be throwing shit!” At 6: 45, videographer points out LE officer in roof hatch of MRAP with rifle trained at  WPs. Videographer comments; “He’s aiming at us. He has his gun ready. This person here on the left. He’s ready. He’s waiting. He’s waiting to re-commit all of the crimes that Indigenous people have suffered. They tell us to get over the genocide of Indigenous peoples. The genocide is continuing. The genocide continues.” A woman WP reports on camera; “They shot that kid off the horse over there with the bean bags. They shot another kid in the neck. Bean bags were flying everywhere. They got the tear gas out. And right now we’re losing.” Videographer; “And I saw someone get tased earlier. Did you see that?” WP; “Yeah…. and they had a guy on the ground and they just drug him back.” Approximately 30-40 LE walk slowly south directly in front of the militarized vehicles, part of a line of LE personnel, all in riot gear with batons at the ready, extending both east & west, pushing WPs south. They temporarily stop and then resume their slow creep.

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Video #7:
LRAD IN USE. LAW ENFORCEMENT PUSHING WATER PROTECTORS SOUTH.
by WCWWMC (video length 6:09)

Description:  2:57pm  LRAD in use at opening scene on the frontlines. At 0:17, LRAD is turned off and Law Enforcement [“LE”] makes announcements and gives directives through megaphone. At 1:18 LRAD is turned on again for 14 seconds. LE then continues to admonish Water Protectors [“WP”] to keep moving south.  LE uses excuse that they must keep the road open. WP is heard replying; “YOU closed the road!” LE continues to admonish WPs to move south to the main camp. WP tents are pitched on both sides of the road as the front line creeps toward them.

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Video #8:
MILES ALLARD SPEAKS OF RESPECT AND NON-VIOLENCE AT THE FRONT LINES
by Cempoalli Twenny (video length 0:48)

Description:  8:01am  (Pub. 10/31/16)   Inspiring words at the front lines at the 1806 bridge Miles Allard talks about the need to stay non-violent and show the officers how to be respectful, following a stand-off between protectors and the national guard and swat team. “One heart, one mind, one spirit.” Cempoalli notes that even though “it is hard to think of peace after seeing so many relatives” hurt by police, “we must take it in and rethink our way out of reactionary feelings and thoughts.” (videostream interrupted) – 

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Photo #9:
“EARLY MORNING BARRICADE BETWEEN 134 AND SACRED STONES CAMP”
by Myron Dewey (no video)

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Video #10:
“DAPL WORKERS ACTIVELY DIGGING WHILE WIYAKA EAGLEMAN TAKES DOWN TIPI IN 1851 TREATY CAMP”
by Wiyaka Eagleman (video length 4:21)

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Video #11:
“HUMVEES ON FIRE IN DARKNESS”
by Cheryl Angel (video length 1:04)

Description: Several Water Protectors on site as two humvees burn in the darkness. Videographer reports; “…covered their retreat when they left? OK, so, it looks like the North Dakota authorities HAVE retreated [from the front line]. They parked two humvees up there [on Backwater Bridge, HWY 1806]. They’re on fire now.”

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Video #12:
“HILLSIDE PERSPECTIVE ON NEWLY BLOCKADED BACKWATER BRIDGE AND ITS PROXIMITY TO OCETI SAKOWIN”
by Tim Yakaitis (video length 1:12)

Description: Two burned-out trucks can be seen in the background blocking HWY 1806 just north of Backwater Bridge. Jersey barriers have been placed across the HWY behind the trucks. At least ten military vehicles are positioned in formation behind the jersey barriers and another 20-25 police vehicles have assembled behind the military vehicles. At 0:45, videographer pivots view to show Oceti Sakowin, less than 1/4 mile away.

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Video #13:
“CHIEF AVROL LOOKINGHORSE IN NEGOTIATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT IN DISTANCE ON BRIDGE”
by
Tim Yakaitis
(video length 0:29)

Description: Videographer explains who is present for meeting on bridge.

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Video #14:
NEW 10/28/16 Agreement to get bridge open – Tim Yakaitis 5:26
https://www.facebook.com/tim.yakaitis/videos/vb.795640121/10157923477125122/
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Video #15:
NEW 10/28/16 Arvol leading people back to camp; drumming and singing on the way – Tim Yakaitis 2:09
https://www.facebook.com/tim.yakaitis/videos/vb.795640121/10157924502360122/
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10/28/16 Unsorted
Video #16:
​10/28/16 Law Enforcement are not only targeting journalists, elders, and youth, they are now targeting medical personnel giving aid to all injured. Update: Law enforcement are targeting medics. We had two medics arrested and nearly two more arrested. – Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council 1:47 
https://www.facebook.com/MedicHealerCouncil/videos/1012652265527263/​
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Video #17:
10/28/16 Update on those arrested yesterday. The Red Owl Legal Collective has been in touch with the Morton County Jail. – Angela Bibens
https://www.facebook.com/abibens/posts/10210954246991132
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Video #18:
10/28/16 Notice for the frontline: for those who get arrested, call jail support. For those looking for family members or friends, call the Morton County Jail. Angela Bibens
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210946357273894&set=a.1517432694745.69730.1202328794&type=3&hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
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Video #19:
10/28/16 Standing Rock Update Myron Dewey w/ Erin Wise on last 2 days (Mirror from Bill Good)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGOcmaWiBac&feature=share
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Video #20:
10/28/16 Myron Dewey added 12 new photos with Deborah Parker and 2 others
https://www.facebook.com/myron.dewey1/posts/10104035789991469
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Video #21:
10/28/16 -WCWWC shared Red Warrior camp video @Oceti Sakewin Camp 140+ arrested, medics taken 7:29
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Video #22:
10/28/16 Call Out! –  WCWWC 3:32
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=607374099464645&id=586944424840946​
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Video #23:
10/28/16 Yesterday 140+ protectors arrested, horse put down, man with assault rifle in main camp, Natives pulled out of sweat, Easement bulldozed, Buffalos Came – Eric Poemz 58:11
https://www.facebook.com/epoemoceah/videos/1089276914502918/
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Video #24:
NEW 10/28/16 Border Patrol in ND – Cheryl Angel 1:08
https://www.facebook.com/N8ivGipZ/videos/vb.100001044216558/1272383312806464/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab
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Video #25:
NEW 10/28/16 At the bridge – James Owens 4:09
https://www.facebook.com/james.owens.16144/videos/1268604319858509/

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