U.S. military veterans were arriving on Thursday at a camp to join thousands of activists braving snow and freezing temperatures to protest a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota.
However, other veterans in the state took exception to the efforts of the group organizing veterans to act as human shields for the protesters, saying the nature of the protests reflected poorly on the participants.
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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – U.S. veterans arrive at pipeline protest camp in North Dakota
At least 2,000 U.S. military veterans have arrived at Standing Rock amid frigid cold to help battle against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
The vets, led by Wesley Clark Jr., son of retired general and former presidential candidate Wesley Clark, began arriving in force today to help protest against the controversial crude oil pipeline project in North Dakota.
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Time For Truth: (ABC News) – At Least 2,000 Veterans Arrive at Standing Rock to Protest Dakota Pipeline
As protesters continue to stand against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, facing off against heavily militarized police and their water cannons, rubber bullets, tear gas, and tasers, they have gained broad support. Celebrities and millions of social media users have raised awareness about the situation in North Dakota, and now, the “water protectors” have earned support from another group: veterans.
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Time For Truth: (Zero Hedge) – Hundreds Of Veterans Heading To Standing Rock To Defend DAPL Protesters From Police
Thousands have protested in Istanbul in Turkey against a bill that would let off men who assaulted underage girls if they marry their victims.
The government insists the legislation is aimed at dealing with the widespread custom of child marriage, but critics say that it will legitimise child rape.
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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Turkey: Thousands protest against proposed child sex law
Busted! George Soros strikes again?
As violent anti-Trump riots head into Day 5, new evidence suggests the protests were staged by operatives paid to block traffic and hold up signs protesting Donald Trump‘s duly elected presidency.