“Biden, Can You Hear Us Now?” Ask Indigenous Leaders Amid Arrests at Fossil Fuel Protest

Source: Common Dreams

“More than 130 Native American Earth protectors were arrested in Washington, D.C. Monday, while others were blasted with sonic weaponry as tribal leaders and members from across the continent they call Turtle Island gathered on Indigenous Peoples’ Day to protest Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline and other oil and gas ventures backed by President Joe Biden, and to call on his administration to halt all fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency. Thousands of Indigenous-led demonstrators rallied and marched, with hundreds engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience outside the White House as a week of #PeopleVsFossilFuels climate action kicked off. Ahead of Monday’s march, protesters painted ‘Expect Us’ on the pedestal of a statue of Andrew Jackson, the genocidal seventh U.S. president known to Cherokees as ‘Indian Killer’ — and favorite of former President Donald Trump.” (10/11/21)