Standing Rock Sioux Nationís protest camp hit by snow and legal storms
by Episcopal News Service, by Mary Frances Schjonberg
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
The US-based Episcopal Church’s solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation remains resolute after nine days of emotional events in the ongoing effort to protect the tribe’s land and water supply. The latest string of events began on Sunday 20 November when some of the hundreds of people who tried to remove burned-out vehicles blocking the Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806 on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota were hit with rubber bullets and doused with fire hoses in sub-freezing temperatures. The bridge had been blockaded since a confrontation on 27 October.