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Protest in Akron planned to show support for Standing Rock Tribe against Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted at 9:14 PM, Nov 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-27 21:14:55-05

Residents of Akron are planning to meet Monday evening on the corner of Main and Market Street to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

The protest is in response to the Dakota Access Pipeline and is meant to be a way for people in the city and surrounding community to show support for the Standing Rock Tribe. The group behind the protest said: 

The Dakota Access Pipeline, currently being constructed in North Dakota, threatens the drinking water of thousands of people, including the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The brave men and women of the Standing Rock Tribe are standing up against powerful corporate interests to protect their way of life and their access to clean and safe drinking water. Along the way, they have faced many human rights abuses at the hands of a militarized police force, which has shown itself willing to put the protesters lives at risk simply to complete this pipeline. 

The event is set to begin at 4 p.m.