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USA: Sanders joins rally against Dakota Access Pipeline in DC02:20

USA: Sanders joins rally against Dakota Access Pipeline in DC

United States, Washington D.C
September 14, 2016 at 02:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined a rally outside the White House, Washington DC, Tuesday, where he condemned the Dakota Access Pipeline and expressed his solidarity with the Native American people.

The solidarity rally with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe was organised by the 350.org, Sierra Club and other environmental groups. Several members from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has filed a lawsuit against the pipeline, were in attendance of the rally.

Sanders expressed his solidarity with the Native American People saying they "have been taken advantage of for too long. They've been lied to. They've been exploited. That has got to change." He urged the US government to take urgent actions in stopping the construction of the pipeline, saying "we have got to change the federal government relationships to the Native American people."

Since it was approved in late July, the 1,886-kilometre (1,172 mile) pipeline has sparked outrage among Native American communities and locals. The project, which would cost around $3,8 billion dollars (€3,3 billion), is expected to carry crude oil from the North Dakota region, north of the tribe's lands, to South Dakota and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Patoka, Illinois, if completed.

Standing Rock Sioux tribe has garnered the support of thousands. Thousands of Native Americans representing tribes from all over the country have travelled to North Dakota to camp in the solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux.

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined a rally outside the White House, Washington DC, Tuesday, where he condemned the Dakota Access Pipeline and expressed his solidarity with the Native American people.

The solidarity rally with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe was organised by the 350.org, Sierra Club and other environmental groups. Several members from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has filed a lawsuit against the pipeline, were in attendance of the rally.

Sanders expressed his solidarity with the Native American People saying they "have been taken advantage of for too long. They've been lied to. They've been exploited. That has got to change." He urged the US government to take urgent actions in stopping the construction of the pipeline, saying "we have got to change the federal government relationships to the Native American people."

Since it was approved in late July, the 1,886-kilometre (1,172 mile) pipeline has sparked outrage among Native American communities and locals. The project, which would cost around $3,8 billion dollars (€3,3 billion), is expected to carry crude oil from the North Dakota region, north of the tribe's lands, to South Dakota and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Patoka, Illinois, if completed.

Standing Rock Sioux tribe has garnered the support of thousands. Thousands of Native Americans representing tribes from all over the country have travelled to North Dakota to camp in the solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux.

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