PHOTOS: Grenade Blasts Woman’s Arm at Dakota Access Pipeline [GRAPHIC]

The father of a woman who was injured Sunday during a confrontation with police near Dakota Access oil pipeline said Tuesday she may lose her arm. Wayne Wilansky said 21-year-old Sophia Wilansky was wounded in a concussion grenade blast that "blew the bone out of her arm."


"On November 21st as a direct result of the violent police response at Standing Rock towards unarmed people opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 21 year old woman from New York City, Sophia Wilansky, was severely injured when a concussion grenade thrown by police hit her left arm and exploded," a statement from The Standing Rock Medic & Healing Council stated. "Sophia was heading to bring water to the unarmed people who were being attacked for several hours by Morton County Sheriff forces. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department has stated that she was injured by a purported propane explosion that the Sheriff’s Department claimed the unarmed people created. These statements are refuted by Sophia’s testimony, by several eye-witnesses who watched police intentionally throw concussion grenades at unarmed people, by the lack of charring of flesh at the wound site and by the grenade pieces that have been removed from her arm in surgery and will be saved for legal proceedings." Click through the gallery to see images of the injured woman and more. Please note the images are graphic in nature before proceeding. (Facebook/Standing-Rock-Rising)


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46 Comments

46 Comments

Your mother

Because a flash bang “concussion grenade” DOES NOT cause that kind of damage. 2.5 million miles of oil pipe in this country and you choose to protest this one. Nobody cares about your white

BEE PEE

” The concussive blast of the detonation can still injure, and the heat created can ignite flammable materials such as fuel.” Non-lethal does not mean harmless. It means less harmless.

Anonymous

What does guarantee harm is running with a lot propane tank. Like this lady was seen doing on video.

CT Prefect

Mom gtfo the internet or at least stop smoking crack before you log on. How many times do we have to tell you. Oh btw, a film crew is gonna come in next week… they’re filming a show about addiction. They said they’ll pay you enough money to buy another rock, in case you were hesitant…

Wendy Benton

Apparently there are no true journalists left in the world. This entire story is full of lies and innuendos. What a joke.

paula lee

” a 21 year old woman from New York City, Sophia Wilansky, was severely injured when a concussion grenade thrown by police hit her left arm and exploded. Sophia was heading to bring water to the unarmed people who were being attacked for several hours by Morton County Sheriff forces” you can also see the interview with her father … you are the one who cannot decipher truth, it would appear … maybe because you don’t want to believe that this is actually occurring.

Heavy Lies

I live in the town where this is occurring. The woman who had her arm damaged was hit by a Coleman propane tank like the kind you can buy in the camping section at Walmart. The shrapnel pulled from her arm matches the type of metal these tanks are made from.

Anonymous

umm..kinda funny first time a protester tries to blow up a propane tank it explodes cuz no other reports of propane tanks exploding until now.
…but bang bang bang police are fireing explosive devices into the crowd all the time…its on ,many many videos…but no other reports of propane tanks until this happens.then the police all of sudden say it was propane tank

BEE PEE

” The concussive blast of the detonation can still injure, and the heat created can ignite flammable materials such as fuel.” Non-lethal does not mean harmless. It means less harmless.

Desde

You might want to actually look at video of the incident and the type of injury she sustained. Police, or any domestic security company for that matter, don’t use lethal grenades. At all. A concussion grenade is a lethal grenade. Video of it shows this idiot running to the bridge with lit propane tanks. Then an explosions when the group is obstructed and then she is getting carried off.

Anonymous

incredible. you are provided with picture evidence of this woman’s arm blown up and you still are denying it occurred? wow.

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