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Hundreds of protesters marched through Washington DC over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Protesters fear the pipeline will contaminate their ancestral lands and water supply.
Indigenous leaders took to the US capital after months of tough protests in remote North Dakota.Last month, US President Trump signed an executive order to smooth the pipeline’s construction.
A request to withdraw building permissions was also rejected by a judge.
Dakota Access Pipeline protest in #DTLA
Dakota Access Pipeline protest in #DTLAA coalition of activist groups will held a march and rally in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline in downtown Los Angeles.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Taggers deface Dakota Access Pipeline protest mural in downtown Las Vegas
The pipeline would cross the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s traditional and ancestral lands, according to the official website of the nationwide Stand with Standing Rock movement.
Activists are heartbroken after taggers made their mark Friday night on a downtown Las Vegas mural that stands as a symbol of hope for indigenous people.
Community activists call the painting the NoDAPL mural, which protests the controversial construction of the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline.
Douglas and seven other activists were at the mural Saturday afternoon talking to Metro officers.
The current route of construction places the pipeline less than a half-mile from the tribe’s reservation border.