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Protesters Treated As Domestic Terrorists When Actual Domestic Terrorists Are Not

" On the same day seven defendants celebrated their acquittal in the armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, law-enforcement officers dressed in [...]

On the same day seven defendants celebrated their acquittal in the armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, law-enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and firing bean-bag rounds arrested nearly 150 oil-pipeline protesters camped out in North Dakota.

The sudden developments in the two protests drew an unsettling contrast for many between the treatment of mostly Native American citizens at an encampment near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and the heavily armed occupiers who held the federal government at bay for weeks in the remote Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Publication Date: 11/05/2017
Source: The Root
Author: Monique Judge
Publication Date: 22/12/2016
Source: The New Yorker
Author: Louise Erdrich
Publication Date: 29/10/2016
Source: The Seattle Times
Author: Gillian Flaccus