Over 1,000 protesters just showed up to the White House to protest the Dakota pipeline
Yet another densely attended protest has gathered in Washington D.C., this time in defiance of President Trump’s recent signing of an executive order to advance the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Construction had previously been stalled under the Obama administration, but President Trump has started to make good on his campaign promises to revive these efforts. Trump previously had a financial stake in Energy Transfer Partners, which is overseeing the construction, but sold it in the weeks after he secured the presidency.
It’s estimated that over 1,000 protesters are demonstrating outside the White House, making it the third protest to take place against Trump in the four days of his presidency.
HUGE crowd of 1000+ activists at White House chanting at Trump, "We are here to stay! Welcome to your 4th day!" #NoDAPL #NoKXL pic.twitter.com/uzkeKUNwtb— Collin Rees (@collinrees) 24 janvier 2017
MASSIVE crowd at White House protesting Trump's executive orders on #KXL & #DAPL. We will always show up b/c #WaterIsLife. #NoKXL #NoDAPL pic.twitter.com/vUSSVGs7TY— Oil Change Intl (@PriceofOil) 24 janvier 2017
Hundreds (maybe 1,000+) are gathered in front of the White House to stand up for our people and planet! #NoDAPL #NoKXL pic.twitter.com/2evcecFUpk— Natalie Green (@natalieg92) 24 janvier 2017
“Join us tonight as we stand with Indigenous leaders and climate activists,” wrote the protest organizers. “Commit to the fight ahead and show that these pipelines will not be built without a fight.
Stopping these projects will require action at home, in the halls of power, and in the path of each pipeline. It could be a little while before we know the exact timing of construction. That’s why taking action today is so key — we need to show our opposition now, and get ready for the long haul.
By Nathan Wellman via USuncut
Nathan Wellman is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW
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