More than 1 million people answered a call on Facebook to ‘overwhelm and confuse’ law enforcement, though police deny tracking activists on social media

 More than 300 Native American nations and indigenous people from "Earth" have converged on Standing Rock in North Dakota since April to protect water against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, saying it would jeopardize the tribe’s water supply and threaten sacred tribal sites.

Early on Monday, a Facebook post said that the Morton County sheriff’s department was using Facebook check-ins to target people at the protest camp.

“Water Protecters are calling on EVERYONE to check-in at Standing Rock, ND to overwhelm and confuse them,” the post said, going on to urge that everyone copy and share the text along with their check-in.

The origin of the text is not known. But it is spreading quickly; the number of check-ins at the Standing Rock reservation page went from 140,000 to more than 870,000 by Monday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the Morton County sheriff’s department told the Guardian in a statement that it was “not monitoring Facebook check-ins"

Wiyaka Eagleman, a member of the Sicangu Lakota from Rosebud, South Dakota, who has been at the prayer camp since it began in April, described the check-ins as “a form of support”, but added: “It would be nice to have those 550,000 people [really] here.”
 Source: Guardian

Responses to "Standing Rock: One million people 'check in' on Facebook to support Water Protectors"

  1. Maria marsh says:

    My heart is with you all ... Water is life !!! Keep Standing strong ♡ .. sending much love & prayers xx

  2. I stand with you!!

  3. Unknown says:

    As Joni Mitchell sang, "Good Air, Good Water, Good Earth" - we appreciate your stand, against the forces of corporatism and unrepresentative government. Keep strong, we're with you.

  4. Unknown says:

    If my family could be there...we would be. You are supported by so many, all over the world, and in our home.

  5. Robert Pemberton says:

    If I didn't have to attend my daughter's needs I would certainly be there to support the cause !!! I am there in spirit though !!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, from Australia, standing with you in spirit.

  7. Anonymous says:

    You're supported world wide against this tyranny, stand strong brothers.

  8. Unknown says:

    Thank you from ontario canada!! Keep up the good fight! Water is life

  9. Anonymous says:

    Here with u in heart

  10. Anonymous says:

    i stand with stand rock....government shouldn't get involved by troop bullshit. this is servival of the earth....we will only end up by destroying mother earth...bad enough that canada politicians sold our country to overseas industrial big shots...fight strong against pipe line...so much spilled crude oil not reported and killing

  11. liz says:

    Standing with you <3

  12. Unknown says:

    All the best from Ireland

  13. Standing With You In Australia <3

  14. Unknown says:

    We honor your hard work and protection of OUR water rights and send strength and support! I am humbled by your stand!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Stand strong! from Trinidad & Tobago

  16. Anonymous says:

    Stand with pride!Edmonton Canada

  17. Anonymous says:

    With you from tied down in calie

  18. Christine says:

    Standing with you, stay strong. I wish I could be there with you. From Northern Ireland.

  19. windhorse says:

    I stand with Standing Rock!!!!!
    This is criminal...and needs to stop
    sending up prayers and smoke....

  20. Susie says:

    I stand with Standing Rock.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Standing with you in Dallas, TX., with heart and mind.

  22. I Stand With Standing Rock

  23. Unknown says:

    I'm Cuban living in Florida, and I stand with you, let's protect our planet �� our ��!!!!!!!!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Me and my family in Richmond Va, we stand with STANDING ROCK. Our names are Melissa Pardo and Jessie Pardo

  25. Ian says:

    stay strong

  26. Anonymous says:

    We are with you 100%. Stay strong.

  27. My heart and spirit stands with you. Wiyaka Eagleman, if I had a body that could physically be there to support all of you I would. So please know, it's not for a lack of wanting but a lack of ability. Blessings upon all those that are there and those standing with you elsewhere in the world.

  28. Natalie says:

    I stand with you,I stand with Standing Rock,from Scotland

  29. Anonymous says:

    If I could be there in person I would! Standing with you all in spirit from Cape Town, South Africa xxx

  30. Water is life. I stand with Standing Rock. 100% Ojibwe from Mille Lacs Reservation Minnesota.

  31. babyblue says:

    Standing on your side From Scotland UK

  32. Dennis says:

    Power to you all,loved the bison running wild

  33. Anonymous says:

    If I had the money to make the trip I'd be there with you all. All the way from the east coast, my heart goes out to you.

  34. Unknown says:

    just the thought that the indigenous people of this land are being mistreated and abused by the descendants of the historical invaders is beyond heart breaking. I want to stand with the people of Standing Rock

  35. Anonymous says:

    i stand with the people of Standing Rock! they are fighting for all people to survive..

  36. Anonymous says:

    ..Water is Life..I Stand with Standing Rock in spirit..Paris, France

  37. Anonymous says:

    NYC stands with you!

  38. Anonymous says:

    I stand with you with love from Weston super Mare, North Somerset, UK

  39. Michael M. says:

    Stand tall.....don't fall!

  40. Claudia Garcia Cabrera says:

    We stand with you in the spirit and with Aloha from the islands of Hawaii !
    Claudia and Lawrence

  41. Anonymous says:

    I would love to be there standing by you. But, I have my own battles too, I have cancer and am fighting to be able to live just for today. All I'm able to do is pray for each of you and I'm sorry if that don't feel like enough for you sometimes.

  42. Darlene says:

    Indigenous women from Winnipeg Canada

  43. Unknown says:

    We stand with you "Standing Rock"!!You're all Protecting " our children's children"Water is "Priceless".

  44. Unknown says:

    Support your cause,be strong and resolute wish I could stand by your side,

  45. Unknown says:

    Standing in solidarity with you. Thank you for your commitment.

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  48. Anonymous says:

    The Whole World Is WATCHING.

  49. Unknown says:

    My heart and prayers to my brethren in Standing Rock! Que el Espiritu de hermandad nos una en esta lucha contra la injusticia. Nuestra Madre Tierra, nuestros hermanos y hermanas, Rio, Agua, Aire, Sol, Flora, Fauna, Pajaros y Peces, todos se unen a la lucha. La Luna y las Estrellas nos protejen de noche, unidos en vigilia.

  50. Ma-hii-mi, Jean Wylie says:

    Lets give respect, where respect is due. This First Nations lands and rights.

  51. carl says:

    My prayers are with you in this matter. I support your struggle.

  52. Dr Apache friends n relatives says:

    Went to Standing Rock Sioux encampment over Labor Day weekend. I'm proud of the Water Protectorate, especially Chairman Archambault and the nonviolent emphasis to protect water rights.
    My relatives, friends n associates Stand with you.
    May the Creator bless n protect you.

  53. Otti Karin Bußmann says:

    Standing side by side with Standing Rock Nations

  54. Unknown says:

    We stand with you all, we would love to be with you but we are too far away (Mozambique), but you are with us is spirit , in our heart and thoughts.

    let us know how we can help in your struggle that is the struggle of all of us, the right of water and life.
    a luta continua

    Anabela lemos
    JA!Justica Ambiental/FOEmozambique

  55. Unknown says:

    I stand with you. I am posting,emailing,tweeting amd all I can do. Sending tweets to magazines and newspapers this should be on national news. Sending your website out too. Namaste'

  56. Unknown says:

    Please post on your site... We all need to get the word out. I have your info on my website. Angel4Light.WordPress.com

  57. wendysquirrel1 says:

    I stand with you

  58. Barb says:

    I stand with Standing Rock...
    Stay strong!

  59. I Stand with Standing Rock!

  60. Unknown says:

    I stand with you

  61. Elizabeth says:

    I Stand with you in spirit 100%

  62. kate borg says:

    I stand with you, special people :) Malta, Europe.

  63. Anonymous says:

    Stay strong !

  64. sharon rockey says:

    In spite of an aching heart, I am with you in spirit!

  65. Native of Aotearoa, to our Native American Brothers n Sisters of Dakota stay strong n safe as we stand with uz in spirit and support

  66. Native of Aotearoa, to our Native American Brothers n Sisters of Dakota stay strong n safe as we stand with uz in spirit and support

  67. Unknown says:

    I'm with you!

  68. Unknown says:

    I stand with Standing Rock!!!

  69. M.V.Knife Chief says:

    As one who worked with Russell Means back in the day and other activists, I am sorry that my own cancer has prevented me from being on the front lines. Our pipes and prayers are always with you. I, AND MANY OTHERS STAND WITH STANDING ROCK!!!!!

  70. Anonymous says:

    We are with you! Standing tall, standing strong, Standing Rock.

  71. Unknown says:

    We of the virgin islands stand in spirit with you...many blessings of strength and safety be yours brave warriors

  72. I love you thank you and stand with you, may you forever change the world with your prairs and actions. In spirit

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