Native American groups to descend upon Trump Hotel in massive protest


A new protest is set to take place next weekend in Washington, and this one is in opposition to the president’s energy and environment policies.

Native American groups, including the Indigenous Environmental Network, tribal nations, and concerned scientists plan to descend Thursday night on the grounds near Trump Hotel for a pre-protest rally to flash projections on its walls, dance, chant and give speeches ahead of the People’s Climate March, which begins on Saturday, according to a report in the Washington Examiner.

According to a statement from those groups, “In the day’s leading up to the march, indigenous groups will host round dances, street performances and press conferences demanding that Trump and the fossil fuel industry stop harming indigenous people and keep fossil fuels in the ground, while also highlighting how pipelines, off-shore drilling, fracking and unsustainable fossil fuel development threaten indigenous lives, land, water, and air quality.”

Located just blocks from the White House, Trump International Hotel has been the relentless target of groups protesting the president’s policy agenda.

The upcoming protest follows last month’s Native Nations Rise, which urged “Trump and Congress to stop treating indigenous people and lands as America’s environmental sacrifice zone,” according to the statement.

The Trump International Hotel was also targeted in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest in March:

H/T: Washington Examiner

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