American Government Attacks Anishinaabe & Ojibwe Water Defenders of Mississippi River

After months of resistance to stop the Line 3 pipeline expansion, a total of 17 water protectors, mostly belonging to the Anishinaabe and Ojibwe tribe, were arrested and several tree sits were brought down. Resistance is expected to continue, although many did not expect the repression to occur this soon.

Demonstrators had been blockading the Line 3 construction site for months, which was a pipeline expansion to bring nearly a million barrels of tar sands every day from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wisconsin.

It was proposed in 2014 by Enbridge, a Canadian pipeline company responsible for the largest inland oil spill in US history, to expand the dying tar sands industry that will soon go extinct.

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