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Jill Stein of Green Party faces charges for standing with #NoDAPL movement





US Presidential candidate Jill Stein comes to the front line to give support to Water Protectors. We honor those that sacrifice to stop this pipeline. This has only just begun. #PeacePrayerResistance

Posted by Red Warrior Camp on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Someone is finally facing charges in connection with what local authorities keep calling "unlawful" activities among the #NoDAPL resisters but it might be a surprise who it is.

Jill Stein, the Green Party's nominee for president, will be charged after she spray-painted a Dakota Access Pipeline bulldozer, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier announced on Tuesday. She could face trespassing or vandalism charges, he said at a press conference.

"The state of North Dakota may charge me with vandalism for painting a bulldozer," Stein responded on Facebook. "Will they charge the oil company that bulldozed the sacred burial grounds of the Standing Rock Sioux?"

Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, came to North Dakota to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the #NoDAPL movement. She acknowledged participating in a "direct action" on Tuesday to prevent construction of the controversial pipeline and KX News posted a video of her using a spray paint can on the bulldozer.


Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein speaks with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II on September 6, 2016. Photo by Jill Stein

“I came here to support the Standing Rock Sioux and the actions here. I am here to support the protection of the Standing Rock water supply, the water that nourishes millions of people, and the sacred sites and the ancestral lands of the indigenous people," Stein said in a press release distributed by the Red Warrior Camp, one of the #NoDAPL resistance groups.

Stein met with Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II and living legend" Dennis Banks during her tour of the #NoDAPL encampment.

Read More on the Story:
Charges to be filed against presidential candidate (The Bismarck Tribune 9/7)
Archambault feelings mixed on judge's ruling (The Bismarck Tribune 9/7)
Judge restrains some work on Dakota Access Pipeline (The Bismarck Tribune 9/7)
Green Party candidate faces charges in graffiti protest (AP 9/7)
Showdown over oil pipeline becomes a national movement for Native Americans (The Washington Post 9/7)
Judge grants partial stop on North Dakota pipeline work (AP 9/7)

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