Dakota Access Pipeline protesters descend upon D.C.


Friday, hundreds of American Indian tribe members, demonstrators, and environmental activists marched through the streets of the nation’s capital to protest Trump’s decision to move the Dakota Access Pipeline forward.

Protesters claim the pipeline violates an 1851 treaty with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and could contaminate tribal water sources.

Activists gathered at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters before marching toward the White House, chanting, “You can’t drink oil. Keep it in the soil,” and holding up signs that read, “Water for Life.”

One of the protesters in attendance, Raymond Kingfisher of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana, told reporters that he frequently protested at Standing Rock and sends this message to Trump today: “We’re still here!”

The protesters went through a ritual of beating a cutout of Donald Trump with sticks while chanting and yelling.

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H/T: Daily Caller

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