Take Action: Defend Standing Rock Reporter Jenni Monet

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tumblr_okv1lt81ku1qflj9ao1_1280This message is from PEN Center U.S.A. Feel free to re-blog or link to this post.

The information for this campaign was sourced from The Los Angeles Times and the High Country News

PEN Center USA objects to the arrest and the charges made against Native American journalist Jenni Monet (her website), who was covering protests against the North Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota.

“Monet was wearing press credentials as she covered ongoing protests near the Standing Rock reservation. She provided her credentials to an officer when asked, but was arrested Feb. 1, at 4 p.m., Central, near protest encampments along Highway 1806. Monet was held for about thirty hours and was not released until 9 p.m., Feb. 2. She faces charges of criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot from Morton County prosecutors.” High Country News

A statement was released by Indian Country Today Media Network reiterating her…

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2 thoughts on “Take Action: Defend Standing Rock Reporter Jenni Monet

  1. I hope so. So much has been taken away from the First Peoples, why do they have to put an oil pipeline through an area which has the source of their only fresh water? As I’ve posted before, only 3% of all the water in the world is fresh water. We should conserve and cherish any areas that hold fresh water (probably should stop getting bottled water as well as it takes from it’s original water table.) They may be fighting for all our futures.

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