St. Paul stands with Sioux tribe in pipeline protest
“Water is life!” chanted hundreds of protestors in downtown Saint Paul Tuesday evening to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The tribe has been actively trying to stop the construction of the 3.8 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline that would run between the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota and Illinois.
The rally was just one of over 100 organized protests to show opposition to the pipeline on Sept. 13. Click here to see a map of where other rallies took place all over the world.
The protest kicked off with elected officials St. Paul City Councilwoman Jane Prince, Minneapolis City Councilwoman Alondra Cano and DFL Representative Frank Hornstein speaking to the supporters gathered in Mears Park.