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Indybay FeatureRelated Categories: San Francisco | Environment & Forest Defense
Dakota Access Pipeline Protest in San Francisco Boosts Movement Forward Pt. II
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is suing federal regulators for approving permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline that will transport oil from North Dakota to Illinois. In San Francisco yesterday hundreds of demonstrators stood in solidarity with protesters in North Dakota where work equipment stands ready to begin construction on the oil pipeline. There was a large demonstration in Washington, DC the same day as well. Photos here of the demonstration in San Francisco.
See pt. I of this story at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/08/25/18790489.php
Many groups and individuals stood in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their fight against the construction of a massive oil pipeline yesterday in San Francisco. Activists across the nation are on the frontlines of stopping the Dakota Access pipeline.
Demonstrators are outraged about the unjust conditions under which indigenous people are suffering when they are merely seeking to protect water and land. With its history of attention to human rights and many years of protesting, Bay Area residents joined in the action.
Some California Native American tribal members travelled many hours to join up in San Francisco. Local activist group the Raging Grannies, whose members live from San Jose to San Mateo, were amongst the many groups joining in the action.