Tulsa Rally Planned To Support Pipeline Protesters In North Dakota

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 8:11 am
By: News On 6

Organizers are expecting thousands to show up for a rally in downtown Tulsa Thursday evening in support of a Native American protest in North Dakota.

The rally at the Guthrie Green is called "Tulsa Standing With Standing Rock," referencing the Standing Rock Sioux tribe which has been leading a protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

A spokesperson stresses the 7 p.m. rally will be peaceful.

The pipeline is being built from North Dakota to Iowa.  

Bobby Robedeaux, a Pawnee says the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline is desecrating sacred ground and endangering the the water 

"My biggest concern is to show our native youth that there is a time to stand up against whatever, money, power," said Bobby Robedeaux.

During the rally, organizers are hoping to collect donations to support those in North Dakota protesting the construction.

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They said if you are coming to the rally, parking might be limited around Guthrie Green, so organizers suggest getting downtown early.