Creighton Whiteclay Awareness

POLICE IN CLAY, NEBRASKA USING TASERS ON FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE, AFTER RESIDENTS DEMAND BUDWEISER STOP SELLING ALCOHOL JUST OFF RESERVATION IN PINE RIDGE, WHICH IS CAUSING RAMPANT ALCOHOLISM, SOCIAL PROBLEMS, ABUSE OF CHILDREN & DEATHS! SHAME ON POLICE FORCE IN CLAY! SHAME ON BUDWEISER! @Budweiser ‪#‎CLAYNEBRASKA‬ ‪#‎BUDWEISER‬ ‪#‎SOVSUMMER‬ ‪#‎TREAYSEVEN‬ ‪#‎STOPHARPER‬ ‪#‎STOPREDFORD‬ ‪#‎FRAUD‬ ‪#‎CORRUPT‬ ‪#‎LIES‬ ‪#‎NOFRACKING‬ ‪#‎NOTARSANDS‬ ‪#‎NOKXL‬ ‪#‎STOPKXL‬ ‪#‎DUFFYGATE‬ ‪#‎FEARLESSSUMMER‬ ‪#‎ALBERTAFLOODS‬ ‪#‎CALGARYFLOODS‬ ‪#‎SIKSIKA‬ ‪#‎BLACKFOOT‬ ‪#‎MORLEY‬ ‪#‎FrackOffAssholes‬ ‪#‎SENDHELP‬ - ‪#‎IDLENOMORE‬
-via Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie Picture: "A cop holds a taser on a man’s neck as he stands behind a Budweiser truck." "This cop is holding a taser to the neck of a Lakota man blocking the passage of a beer truck in White Clay, Nebraska. Despite police violence, the action was a success - two Budweiser trucks never delivered their cargo. Read more about the action and the Moccasins on the Ground training here:
http://www.tarsandsblockade.org/moccasinsontheground-budwe…/ White Clay exists only to sell alcohol to residents of the adjacent Pine Ridge reservation and profit from the suffering inflicted by alcoholism. Click LIKE and SHARE to support people taking direct action to protect their community!"
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Taking Action
Many of the people of the Pine Ridge reservation have been focusing a lot lately on shutting down the town of White Clay, Nebraska, just off the reservation. Existing only to sell beer and liquor, largely to people suffering from alcoholism, White Clay profits from addiction and death. Alcoholism causes rampant social problems on Pine Ridge and elsewhere, such as abuse of children and deaths from drunk driving. Police approach President Brewer as the march begins.
That’s why on the Monday following the trainings, people gathered at the Zero Tolerance Camp at the edge of the reservation, bordering White Clay. Here, people have been camping out to maintain a continued presence, and holding weekly blockades to stop trucks from bringing in alcohol. On Monday, people joined together to stop the beer trucks from delivering.
Things escalated quickly after the arrival of President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Bryan V. Brewer, Sr. As the beer trucks arrived, he marched in the center of the crowd as it moved down the street into White Clay. Police approached him and, after a brief interaction, arrested him with no explanation of what he was being charged with. The crowd surrounded the cop car for several minutes before allowing it to drive away as Brewer motioned for them to step aside. A cop holds a taser on a man’s neck as he stands behind a Budweiser truck.
As people marched to block the beer trucks, police held tasers to people’s hearts and necks, violently pulled people’s hair, wrestled people to the ground, and forcefully pushed people. Crowds gathered around, screaming to let them go. We saw how, in White Clay, brutality was the first resort of the police although the Lakota people had no recourse other than direct action to stop White Clay from plaguing their people. But people held their ground, and the two Budweiser trucks that had come into White Clay never made their deliveries that day. Together, we all let out a massive cheer when the trucks finally drove away. http://www.tarsandsblockade.org/moccasinsontheground-budwe…/