So, why are all your friends checking in online at Standing Rock in North Dakota? CBS Sacramento reports that it’s all part of a protest! Apparently authorities in North Dakota are finding people checked in at Standing Rock and targeting them as they protest the pipeline. Others are checking in there, too, to make it harder for police.
The post that’s going viral says “The Morton County Sherriff’s Department has been using Facebook check-ins to find out who is at Randing Stock in order to target them in attempts to disrupt the prayer camps. So, Water Protectors are calling on EVERYONE to check in at Standing Rock, ND to overwhelm and confuse them.”
Not only are people reaching out online, they’re also opening their pockets. More than $1 million has been raised through crowdsourcing to support the protesters! NOW you know!