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Alexandra Jacobo – Veterans arrive at Standing Rock to act as human shields for water protectors

For the past several days hundreds of veterans have begun arriving at Standing Rock to show solidarity with the water protectors.

Starting on Thursday, veterans from across the country began arriving at the Oceti Sakowin and Sacred Stone camps in North Dakota. Over 1,000 veterans plan to “deploy” and are calling on their fellow veterans to assemble as a “peaceful, unarmed militia at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation” to “defend the water protectors from assault and intimidations at the hands of the militarized police force and DAPL security.”

Among the veterans planning to deploy are General Wesley Clark’s son, Wes Clark Jr., and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard.

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