If environmentalism is a religion, violence is its central tenet.
The largely white, privileged, “protesters” occupying a river bed in North Dakota to try and stop construction of a modern energy pipeline were told to leave this week by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Being spoiled rich kids, they didn’t take the news well. They set fire to the camp, unleashing rampant pollution into the atmosphere and into the very river bed they claimed they were protecting.
The arson attack also sent two kids to the hospital. A 17-year-old girl was severely burned by environmentalists and had to be airlifted to a hospital. A little seven-year-old boy was also burned by environmentalists.
The environmentalists’ temper tantrum resulted in the burning-down of 20 buildings and a car.
The Dakota Pipeline protesters are hated by the very Native Americans they claim to represent. The media narrative is the pipeline crosses Indian lands and the movement is a Native American protest.
In reality the pipeline is hundreds of miles away from the reservation and many tribe members despise the protesters, who consider the protests to be nothing more than a fun “Burning Man”-style festival.
The environmentalists behind the arson attack that wounded two kids have also tried to kill police officers on multiple occasions. They have been caught trying to stampede wild buffalo into police and throwing bombs at officers. One girl had her arm blown apart. Protesters claim it was from a flash grenade thrown by police. Police point out they do not have flash grenades, and she was among a group of protesters lighting propane tanks on fire and throwing them at officers.
Another environmentalist was arrested and faces charges after trying to shoot and kill police officers.
The protesters call themselves “water protectors,” but they built their camps directly in the very river bed they claim they are protecting. That will unleash toxic waste into the river when the winter snows melt and water fills the river bed.
These “water protectors” have also dumped barrels of raw sewage directly into the ground, and have abandoned around 300 cars, which will leak oil into the ground.
That would be the very thing they claimed they were protesting. There are now fears the environmentalists have turned the riverbed into a toxic waste site.
Most of the environmentalists eventually left the camp, but only after they were given free hotels and food paid for by North Dakota taxpayers.
Many of the protesters were paid to commit acts of violence and disruption, and have no plans to pay North Dakota’s income taxes on their illicit paychecks.