Pipeline Activist Shot With Rubber Bullet While Filming Interview

Incident caught on camera
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2016 12:39 PM CDT

As protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline continue outside Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation, video emerged Thursday showing an activist shot with a rubber bullet in the middle of an interview. "I was as standing innocently onshore, not making any aggressive gestures, never exchanging a single word with the police who fired at my lower back from their boat," Erin Schrode wrote in her description of the incident on Facebook.

Schrode, who describes herself as an activist-journalist, was interviewing protesters at the time. The Morton County Sheriff's Department, meanwhile, said one protester was throwing bottles at police and another was charging officers, reports ABC News. "Authorities used less-than-lethal ammunition to control the situation." NBC has background on the issue. (Read more Dakota Access Pipeline stories.)

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