Standing Rock, North Dakota protesters state they will defy their campground eviction notice deadline.
According to RT, Standing Rock activists said they would continue to stand their ground in the fight against the crude oil Dakota Access Pipeline, in defiance of a US Army Corps notice which stated that the location of a protest camp will be out of bounds from December 5. The protesters are camped on federal land alongside North Dakota’s Highway 1806 and the Missouri River.
The supporters and protesters who call themselves water protectors, are protesting the North Dakota pipeline stating concerns about their land and the contamination of their waters.
Tribal chairman Dave Archambault II received the notice on Friday and said Standing Rock residents are “deeply disappointed” at the decision of US authorities.
In a statement Chairman Archambault II implored, “We ask that everyone who can appeal to President Obama and the Army Corps to consider the future of our people and rescind any permits and deny the easement to cross the Missouri River just north of our reservation and straight through treaty lands.”
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