Standing Rock & DAPL Pipeline holds emergency protest in Baltimore

Social Justice and environmental activists, in solidarity with Native Americans, staged an emergency protest action on late Wednesday afternoon in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

The purpose of the their action was to draw public attention to the fact that grasping corporate interests, (members of the 1% Gang), aided and abetted by the administration of President Donald Trump, have been granted a green light to build a pipeline, k/a the “Standing Rock & DAPL Pipeline.” The focus of the protest action was the office of the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).

Backstory: After the election of President Trump, the Corps caved in and, despite serious environmental objections, approved the permit process for the $3.7 billion project.

The proposed pipeline, Dakota Access, will travel along 50 counties and four states, 1,172 miles, reaching from North Dakota to the state of Illinois. It runs through the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. This land is sacred to Native Americans. There is also a genuine fear the pipeline could contaminate the waters of Lake Oahe and the nearby Missouri River. #NoDAPL

A coalition of groups, hosted by “Solidarity Maryland,” came together today to sponsor the emergency protest action. There were activists lined up in front of the office of the Army Corps. An estimated 25 protestors participated in the rally.

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I talked at the rally with one of the activists, Ms. Kate Wyer. She shared her views on the need to protest not only the DAPL, but the Keystone Pipeline as well.

Emergency Protest in Baltimore: Re: Standing Rock & DAPL Pipeline from Bill Hughes on Vimeo.

“Kate Wyer”
(Video Special to the Baltimore-Post Examiner)