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#NoDAPL Emergency Rally DC 16 | by Stephen D. Melkisethian
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#NoDAPL Emergency Rally DC 16

Washington DC, The White House, February 8, 2017. Around 300 climate justice activists and supporters gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in an emergency action to protest the Army Corps Of Engineer's sudden granting of the required easement to proceed with the construction of the last leg of the Dakota Access pipeline. The Corp's action is widely regarded as a capitulation to the climate change denying Trump regime and its cronies and fellow investors in the fossil fuel industry. Facing down militarized police and corporate mercenary violence, brave Native American water protectors and their allies on the ground at Standing Rock have vowed to stage a non-violent 'last stand' against the danger posed to the Missouri River by the pipeline that may be drilled under it any day now.

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Taken on February 8, 2017