Kumeyaay Native Americans Refuse to Fight Back as Woman Attacks Them
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A group of Native Americans in Southern California chose not to fight back because a woman who did not like their protest against Trump’s border wall was hitting them.
This was posted by a group called Defend the land of Kumeyaay – natives from San Diego County – and while members of their tribe were at the border on Friday to protest the ongoing construction of new barriers, they were confronted by a very practical and violent woman.
The woman introduces herself as the aggressor, charging the group and telling them to lash out – while making xenophobic remarks and telling the group that this is her land, not theirs.
They tell her that she is recorded, and that makes her even angrier … at that point, she starts swinging on top of them, pushing them and locking her arms with them as they try to repel her blows and restrain her peacefully. What they say not to do … retaliate, not at all.
You have to watch this for yourself, as it is incredibly powerful – the natives of Kumeyaay say over and over again that they are nonviolent and will NOT return his attack.
Eventually the woman seems worn out and almost bitter that they don’t match her energy … so they kindly wake her up once more, forming a prayer circle around her and continuing in a song. The woman looks stunned, then laughs at them.
BTW, this is far from the only peaceful confrontation they have had with people there in recent times – the Kumeyaayans have actively discouraged further construction of the border wall on what they consider their land. native, claiming that they chased off some construction workers with songs and dancing … or at the very least, a break. It’s a pretty incredible demonstration.
If you are there … do not hesitate to find out more about their cause here. We are sure they would appreciate the support.
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