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Local Group Plans Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

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Demonstrators are set to gather in cities across the country on Tuesday to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Two local groups are gathering by the SkyDance Bridge, answering the call for solidarity.

Protesters argue construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.7 billion investment, would trigger a renewed fracking-frenzy as well as endanger a source of fresh water for the Standing Rock Sioux and 8 million people living downstream.

Also among concerns is the pipeline would move 470,000 barrels of domestic crude oil a day through four states would also disturb many sites that are sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux and other indigenous nations.

They say the Dakota Access Pipeline is in direct violation of the United Nation's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Supporters for the protest will gathered at 9 a.m. and march at 10 a.m.

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