Veterans join Standing Rock water protectors

Photo: James MacPherson

Come December, North Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protesters will likely be receiving support from hundreds of US veterans who have committed to their cause.

Organiser Wes Clark Jr, a former US army officer best known as co-host of the Young Turks show, called the Standing Rock resistance to DAPL “the most important event up to this time in human history”.

A Facebook page titled “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” announced that hundreds of veterans would join the Standing Rock protesters from December 4 to December 7. It also gives a link to a GoFundMe page raising funds for their trip, which has so far received more than US$68,000 of their US$200,000 goal.

[Abridged from TeleSUR English.]

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