Community Voices: Protesters demand Minneapolis firm drop Dakota Access Pipeline as client [video]

On the morning of September 7th, protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline gathered near the law offices of Fredrikson & Byron, located in US Bank Plaza in downtown Minneapolis, to demand Dakota Access, LLC be dropped as a client. This action was led by Ashley Fairbanks and Arianna Nason and supports the ongoing efforts by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline at the Camp of Sacred Stones, North Dakota, where protests began last April. The Dakota Access Pipeline plans to transport crude oil 1,170 miles from North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The proposed route runs through sacred Indigenous burial sites and across the Missouri River. Water Protectors – a term coined by Native demonstrators in North Dakota – are concerned that the pipeline will rupture and contaminate water sources for millions of people. Continue Reading