Emergency Noon Rally Today: Stand With Standing Rock, Stop Hennepin County’s Militarized Involvement

Today at Noon at the Government Plaza Light Rail Station, people will gather in support of the Water Protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. They also are opposing the deployment of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies to the Water Protectors Camp near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.

Here is the Facebook Post for the event. It says in part:

Standing Rock needs us now more than ever, especially given the deployment of Special Ops from Hennepin County and two other counties. Faith Leaders and residents of MN are outraged by the deployment of Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department forces to North Dakota to take part in the hyper-militarized and violent repression of peaceful demonstrations in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.

Here is a link to Honor the Earth’s petition, asking Hennepin County residents to call Sheriff Rick Stanek and their County Commissioners and tell them to pull county support for the armed intimidation and arrests of peaceful protesters. Please consider signing. It reads in part: Continue reading