Surveillance at Standing Rock: Pipe firm was spying on protesters

‘Activists at Standing Rock weren’t just protesting, but reasserting their sovereign rights.’ [Image: Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images].

It may seem hard to believe but the Standing Rock pipeline protest is still an issue. See for yourself:

The general public became aware of the Standing Rock Sioux’s fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline last fall when, week after week, videos surfaced showing protesters being attacked by dogs, sprayed with water hoses and pelted with an arsenal of rubber bullets, bean bag pellets, and long-range sound devices that blast “powerful deterrent tones”.

Rumored among activists but unknown to the public and much of the press, law enforcement had another tool up its sleeve that has only recently been revealed: an international private security company that infiltrated protest camps, monitored activists and waged an anti-protest messaging campaign via social media.

An ongoing multi-part investigation by the Intercept has brought to light the work of TigerSwan, the security firm held on retainer by Energy Transfer Partners, the owners of the pipeline. Documents obtained by the Intercept reveal that TigerSwan operatives monitored the movements of activists – online and physically with drones and a small detail assigned to follow movement leaders.

Source: Surveillance at Standing Rock exposes heavy-handed policing of Native lands | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Opinion | The Guardian

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3 thoughts on “Surveillance at Standing Rock: Pipe firm was spying on protesters

  1. rockingbass

    and from their web site and in relation to the UK FgoroMB2.htm – a tweet “Estimate of23,000 terror suspects in the UK may be the tip of the iceberg.Mitigate risk abroad and contact us for advanced planning”28th June
    Are they operating here?

  2. Dez

    Normal practice for the elite. Good that they are paying for their own trojan horses in the Uk taxpayer paid special services use their own moles for getting into bed with the dissenters…..literally if my memory serves me correct.

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