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'It's not criminal to protect our water': Native Americans rally at Utah Capitol in solidarity with Dakota pipeline protest

 


The pounding of drums felt like a heartbeat ­— each thump on the leather sent a visible pulse through the crowd, igniting babies' coos and peoples' yawps.

That sound lent a constant rhythm to the rally of 300 people at the state Capitol on Saturday, each of whom came with their own perspectives but also the desire to stand together under a shared message.

"Their struggle is our struggle," said Moroni Benally, who identified himself as an indigenous scholar.

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