Vigil at 4 p.m. Today for Water Protector Airlifted to HCMC; More Updates on Injuries

The excessive military response to the Water Protectors in North Dakota continues, this time resulting in serious injury to a woman who was struck in the arm by a concussion grenade. Sophia Wilansky was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) for surgery.

There will be a prayer vigil for her from 4-6 p.m. today outside HCMC, 730 South 8th Street, Minneapolis. Here is the Facebook Page.

Wilansky is 21 years old and from New York, according to a media release from the American Indian Movement. The injury to her arm was so severe it nearly required amputation, and “the extent of the injury is likely to have a devastating impact on her.”

More updates follow. Continue reading