A 37-year-old Denver woman has been charged with trying to murder a law enforcement officer during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
Red Fawn Fallis is accused of firing three rounds at officers after they took her to the ground to arrest her on October 27, according to a post from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department.
The rounds missed. The incident occurred as tensions rose after months-long protests over the multi-billion dollar oil pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe claims the pipeline will imperil its drinking water and cultural heritage sites. Sheriff’s officials staged a mass arrest of 114 people in late October, sparking claims of human rights abuses and stark imagery of armored vehicles squaring off against protesters – called Water Protectors – on horseback.
Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II has asked the Department of Justice to intervene over what he called “militarized law enforcement,” and to “send overseers immediately to ensure the protection of First Amendment rights and the safety of thousands here at Standing Rock,” says ABC News, adding that the tribal chairman said people were peacefully praying but were “attacked with pepper spray, rubber bullets, sound and concussion cannons.”
Fallis is facing the most severe charges to emanate from the protests. She could face 20 years in prison.
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