Crowd turns out in Billings for North Dakota pipeline protest
Dozens of people in Billings turned out Wednesday to protest the construction of a $3.8 billion pipeline beginning in North Dakota, standing in solidarity with the hundreds who have been protesting the pipeline with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
At its height, around 40 people stood on the sidewalk near the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn holding signs encouraging supporters to honk and chanting, "Water is sacred, water is life." That was double the people event organizer Bailey Brown had expected.
The Dakota Access Pipeline is proposed to transport Bakken crude to Illinois, passing under the Missouri River.