For months, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their many supporters have been protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The tribe is concerned about the pipeline’s potential effect on sacred sites and the possibility that it could contaminate their water supply.
Clashes between protesters and authorities have continued accelerating as the tribe tries to halt construction. One journalist on the scene, Erin Schrode, was interviewing a protester on camera when she was struck by a rubber bullet. She appeared to be in a great deal of pain and dropped to the ground. Schrode later tweeted this video, which she captioned as follows: “I was shot by militarized police WHILE interviewing a man on camera.” The clip is not graphic, but it is shocking. Schrode recoils in pain after the rubber bullet strikes without warning.
— Erin Schrode (@ErinSchrode) November 3, 2016
Word on the Internet is that protesters plan to settle in for the winter while authorities continue to arrest people at the site nearly every day. Obama is currently weighing a reroute of the multi-billion dollar project, although no solution appears to be forthcoming soon.