11 pictures of defiance from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Wednesday 25 January 2017 15:15

Donald Trump has, unfortunately, signed an executive action permitting the controversial construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline to move forward.

Last November, plans for the pipeline were put off following months of protest outside the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The tribe said the project will contaminate its water supply.

Protestors gathered at the White House to object to Trump's decision.

Others marched in New York City in solidarity with the tribe:

While Jane Fonda had a few words to say:

He does this illegally because he has not gotten consent from the tribes through whose countries this goes.

The U.S. has agreed to treaties that require them to get the consent of the people who are affected, the indigenous people who live there.

People in Seattle also protested:

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