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USA: DAPL activists rally in DC in support of Standing Rock Sioux tribe02:31

USA: DAPL activists rally in DC in support of Standing Rock Sioux tribe

United States, Washington DC
March 10, 2017 at 18:45 GMT -00:00 · Published

Supporters of Standing Rock Sioux tribe took to the streets of Washington DC, Friday, to condemn the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

Protesters marched with banners reading “native lives matter,” “water is life” and “native nations rise.” Later, they erected a traditional tipi, where they continued rallying around.

After being halted in the final days of former US President Barack Obama's administration, the DAPL was relaunched by an executive order from US President Donald Trump in January, and is expected to carry crude oil along a 1,886-kilometre (1,172 mile) pipeline, from the North Dakota region, north of the tribe's lands, to southern Illinois.

USA: DAPL activists rally in DC in support of Standing Rock Sioux tribe02:31
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Supporters of Standing Rock Sioux tribe took to the streets of Washington DC, Friday, to condemn the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

Protesters marched with banners reading “native lives matter,” “water is life” and “native nations rise.” Later, they erected a traditional tipi, where they continued rallying around.

After being halted in the final days of former US President Barack Obama's administration, the DAPL was relaunched by an executive order from US President Donald Trump in January, and is expected to carry crude oil along a 1,886-kilometre (1,172 mile) pipeline, from the North Dakota region, north of the tribe's lands, to southern Illinois.

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