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USA: Dakota Access camp protesters remain defiant ahead of scheduled eviction01:50

USA: Dakota Access camp protesters remain defiant ahead of scheduled eviction

United States, Standing Rock
February 21, 2017 at 07:01 GMT -00:00 · Published

Inhabitants of the Dakota Access camp, the makeshift home of thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Standing Rock, North Dakota, remained defiant, Monday, ahead of the camp's scheduled eviction on February 22.

One inhabitant of the camp stated that they had "no intention of leaving" and iterated that although "the president has issued an executive order, the other two branches of the governmental system has still not weighed in. We've still got Congress, we've still got the Supreme Court."

The project, which was stopped in the final days of former US President Barack Obama's reign and relaunched by an executive order by US President Donald Trump in January, is set to cross sacred Native American land and pass underneath the Missouri river.

Since the project was given the green light in late July 2016, the 1,886-kilometre (1,172 miles) pipeline has sparked outrage among Native American communities, North Dakota locals, US citizens, and people around the world.

The project is expected to carry crude oil from the North Dakota region, north of the tribe's lands, to southern Illinois. 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.

USA: Dakota Access camp protesters remain defiant ahead of scheduled eviction01:50
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Inhabitants of the Dakota Access camp, the makeshift home of thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Standing Rock, North Dakota, remained defiant, Monday, ahead of the camp's scheduled eviction on February 22.

One inhabitant of the camp stated that they had "no intention of leaving" and iterated that although "the president has issued an executive order, the other two branches of the governmental system has still not weighed in. We've still got Congress, we've still got the Supreme Court."

The project, which was stopped in the final days of former US President Barack Obama's reign and relaunched by an executive order by US President Donald Trump in January, is set to cross sacred Native American land and pass underneath the Missouri river.

Since the project was given the green light in late July 2016, the 1,886-kilometre (1,172 miles) pipeline has sparked outrage among Native American communities, North Dakota locals, US citizens, and people around the world.

The project is expected to carry crude oil from the North Dakota region, north of the tribe's lands, to southern Illinois. 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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