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Dozens in Milwaukee demonstrate in solidarity with pipeline opponents

Protesters voice their concerns as part of  National Day of Solidarity with Standing Rock and against the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL), outside the Wells Fargo Bank, in Milwaukee, Tuesday, Nov.15, 2016. The group has asked that the bank pull its funding out of the DAPL construction. The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline is urging a federal court to speed up approval of its plan to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir, arguing Tuesday that further delays could add millions of dollars each month to the cost.  (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP)

Protesters voice their concerns as part of a National Day of Solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipe Line outside of the Wells Fargo Bank in Milwaukee on Tuesday. The group has asked that the bank pull its funding from the pipeline’s construction. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside a bank in downtown Milwaukee to show solidarity for opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Thirty-nine-year-old Amy Thomas, of suburban Shorewood, says she organized Tuesday’s protest using social media to educate others about what’s at stake in North Dakota.

The Standing Rock Sioux say the oil pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites. The $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry North Dakota oil to a shipping point in Illinois is largely complete outside of the Missouri River reservoir crossing in North Dakota.

Activists were calling for nationwide demonstrations Tuesday at Army Corps of Engineers offices and at banks financing the pipeline construction.

Hundreds of protesters have been camped out near Cannon Ball, N.D., in recent months in opposition to the 1,200-mile pipeline.

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