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Boulder group plans pipeline protest in solidarity with Standing Rock tribe

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 19:04:56-04

BOULDER, Colo. – A group of Boulder-based activists will hold a rally and march Tuesday to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline in the latest public display to urge the complete halt of construction of the line along tribal and federal lands.

Groups from across the country have protested the pipeline in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has vehemently opposed the pipeline, which the tribe says would cross sacred sites and could potentially contaminate local water if it ruptures.

Their voices appeared to have been heard late last week. On Friday, a federal judge rejected the tribe’s request to halt construction on the pipeline. But President Obama and his administration stepped in to order construction on federal land and ask it to be halted within 20 miles of the land in question.

A group of hundreds gathered at the State Capitol in Denver last Monday to protest the pipeline.

Tuesday’s rally in Boulder will start at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in front of the Boulder County Office, located at 1325 Pearl Street.

At 6:30, the rally will march in a loop past the city office and back to Pearl Street. The group promoting the event, Unity of Boulder, said donations meant for the tribe will be accepted.

For more information on the event and how to volunteer, click here.

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