Ace Hardcore Stores Near Standing Rock Are Doing This SICKENING Act
Ace Hardware is refusing to supply Standing Rock protesters with heating supplies or other materials that could be used at the water protecter’s camps.
An official statement from Ace Hardware says that “stores in the vicinity of recent pipeline protests in North Dakota have been requested by law enforcement officials to refrain from selling materials that could be used at camps.”
The company’s official statement on the matter was exposed by users on Twitter:
— Neko Case (@NekoCase) 2016年12月1日
A video shot by activist Kevin Gilbertt calling an Ace Hardware customer representative is also going viral, in which the representative seems to be echoing similar language from the official statement.
Law enforcement has cracked down on Standing Rock protesters recently, with mandatory evacuation notices being issued from both the North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as issuing fines of $1,000 to anybody attempting to bring supplies to the protesters.
Supporters of Standing Rock have responded with outrage on Twitter, many of them vowing to boycott the franchise:
guess i’ll be spending my money
at @TrueValue from now on
— dadmustfish (@atmosphere) 2016年12月1日
— Meredith Tarr (@mpressmeredith) 2016年12月1日
— Super Awkward @ MFF (@AwkwardRDragon) 2016年12月1日
— theRza2u (@theRza2u) 2016年12月1日