Published February 2, 2017
CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA – The above photo made its rounds on social media Wednesday night. It was posted on a website with the headline “Police raid Standing Rock Camp, destroy tipis and are burning what remains.”
Even there was strong militarized police presence on Wednesday which resulted in 76 water protectors arrested, the police did not set fire to the tepees.
The photograph appears to have been taken from a scene from HBO’s 2007 “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.” In the movie General Mills burned Sitting Bull’s tepees.
In the age of fake news that makes it way onto the internet and social media, Native News Online likes to keep them honest. With tensions running high between water protectors and law enforcement, fake news should be called out so truth wins over fake news.
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