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.