A terrifying video just posted to Facebook shows a group of masked men threatening violence against a group of Standing Rock protesters.
In the video, protester Shiyé Bidzííl is driving his car through a parking lot in Bismarck, North Dakota when a black van suddenly pulls in front of his vehicle, blocking him in. Suddenly, a man wearing a bandana around his face that resembles a skull is seen walking up to the drivers’ side window.
“Take your protesting asses back home,” the masked man is heard saying in the video. “Us North Dakota people are gonna fuck you up!”
“Every fucking one of you,” the man added, as Bidzííl pleads with his friend driving the car to “just go.”
“We know who you are. We follow you too,” the man threatened, as another masked man approached on the opposite side of the car. “We’re here to fuck you up.”
Bidzííl, who was livestreaming their interaction with the masked men, pleaded with those watching to call the police, urging them that the situation was authentic.
“Hey, this is for real shit you guys. This is not fucking joking around shit, they blocked us in!” Bidzííl said.
Near the end of the video, one of Bidzííl’s fellow protesters, who was holding a camera, told Bidzííl he captured the license plates of the cars driven by the masked men threatening them.
A separate video showed the fellow protester holding up his phone, paused on footage he captured of the vehicles driving away. The black Chevrolet van driven by one of the men had a North Dakota license plate, numbered 860 AVF. A purple Chevrolet truck also driven by one of the masked men had a North Dakota plate, numbered 880 ACT.
Bidzííl did not immediately respond to USUncut.com’s request for comment.