PORTLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of people rallied in Northeast Portland Monday to show solidarity with demonstrators in North Dakota protesting against an oil pipeline.
The months-long Dakota Access oil pipeline protest erupted last Thursday when hundreds of law enforcement officers moved in to force activists off property owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. More than 140 people were arrested.
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the owners, Energy Transfer, approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline without regards to the Standing Rock Sioux’s water supply and cultural heritage,” explained the organizers of the Portland protest. “Come and join us while we stand in solidarity with the Water Protectors at the Sacred Stone Camp.”
The Portland rally started in the Holladay Park plaza at 11 a.m., and protesters marched to the Army Corps of Engineers NW Division Office at 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd.
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