Nobel peace laureates Shirin Ebadi, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkol Karman, Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchú-Tum and Jody Williams are standing in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux after the arrests last week of 144 peaceful protestors in North Dakota. The laureates stated:
“We are appalled that our friends and colleagues peacefully protesting the pipeline in North Dakota have been met with brute force – military tanks, police all-terrain vehicles, helicopters and an airplane flying overhead. They have been shot at with either rubber or bean bag bullets, sprayed with tear gas, attacked with sound grenades. Dozens have been arrested in the chaos which to some seemed “like war.” The human rights of Native Americans have always been trampled and it is happening again – this time in North Dakota.”
The Standing Rock Sioux, along with supporters from around the world, are engaging in direct action to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Native rights activist and environmentalist Casey Camp-Horinek was one of those who was arrested while engaged peacefully in prayer. Learn how you can take action to support the Standing Rock Sioux and NoDAPL protestors here.