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USA: LA joins nationwide protests for Standing Rock01:32

USA: LA joins nationwide protests for Standing Rock

United States, Los Angeles
December 11, 2016 at 08:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters marched through Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday as part of a nationwide rally against the construction of the North Dakota Access Pipeline.

Demonstrators carried signs reading "Standing tall with Standing Rock" and an also held an inflatable black pipeline which had the words "Water is life #NoDAPL" painted on it.

Since it was approved in late July, the 1,886-kilometre (1,172 miles) pipeline has sparked outrage among Native American communities and locals. The project is expected to carry crude oil from the North Dakota region, north of the tribe's lands, to southern Illinois when it's completed by the end of the year. Thousands of Native Americans representing tribes from all over the country have traveled to North Dakota to camp in the solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux.

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Protesters marched through Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday as part of a nationwide rally against the construction of the North Dakota Access Pipeline.

Demonstrators carried signs reading "Standing tall with Standing Rock" and an also held an inflatable black pipeline which had the words "Water is life #NoDAPL" painted on it.

Since it was approved in late July, the 1,886-kilometre (1,172 miles) pipeline has sparked outrage among Native American communities and locals. The project is expected to carry crude oil from the North Dakota region, north of the tribe's lands, to southern Illinois when it's completed by the end of the year. Thousands of Native Americans representing tribes from all over the country have traveled to North Dakota to camp in the solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux.

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