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Amnesty International Says Dakota Pipeline Protesters Were Abused

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Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 01:24 PM

Amnesty International USA is asking the state of North Dakota to address alleged human rights violations against Dakota Access pipeline opponents.

Hundreds of protesters were arrested from August through February. Amnesty International says it has documented numerous instances of excessive force or intimidation by police and excessive criminal charges.

The organization sent a letter asking Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to drop or consider dropping charges against protesters. The letter also asks them to review police practices and open independent investigations into several cases.

Police have defended their practices, which have included water sprays, tear gas and non-lethal ammunition such as rubber bullets. Police have said some protesters were violent and took part in riots, and that some targeted police both professionally and personally.

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Amnesty International USA is asking the state of North Dakota to address alleged human rights violations against Dakota Access pipeline opponents. Hundreds of protesters were arrested from August through February. Amnesty International says it has documented numerous...
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2017-24-15
Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 01:24 PM
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