In early June, over 2,000 Indigenous-led demonstrators converged in northern Minnesota to protest the construction of a polluting oil pipeline on Indigenous land. They were met by an extremely aggressive law enforcement response. Over 200 were arrested, including a journalist with visible press credentials who was covering the protests.

Police used a long range acoustic device (LRAD), an extremely dangerous weapon that should never be used against civilians, to disperse protesters. Federal Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers—nominally in charge of border control—also attacked demonstrators, using a low-flying helicopter to stir up dust and debris.

Read the full article at Newsweek.

Basav Sen directs the Climate Justice Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Follow him on Twitter @BasavIPS.

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