I'm angry. White people in Oregon are acquitted while Native people in North Dakota are attacked by riot police from five states. And our politicians are preoccupied.
"Yesterday was a really shameful moment for this country and where we stand."
While Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has come out against the pipeline, Hillary Clinton has so far refused to take a stance.
“It is deeply distressing to me that the federal government is putting the profits of the oil industry ahead of the treaty and sovereign rights of Native American communities."
Police are using armored vehicles, tasers, percussion grenades and sound canons to try and disperse the protesters.
As they have been for millennia, the tribe's actions today must be based on the common good of their grandchildren and their grandchildren—generations into the future.
Ruffalo opposes the DAPL and says Leonardo DiCaprio is likely to soon join him in North Dakota.
“I am concerned about the safety of the people.”
“We are disappointed to see that our state and congressional delegations have failed to ensure the safety and rights of the citizens engaged in peaceful protests.”