Tuesday November 15th was a national day of action for the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance movement. A rally was organized in Davis, CA outside the Army Corps of Engineers office, who are responsible for permitting the pipeline, at 609 2nd Street in downtown, in solidarity with other actions nationwide. Organizers spoke to the group about the pipeline and its dangers, and others shared their thoughts and feelings about the pipeline, the movement, and related issues. At peak participation, the action likely drew 100-150 people, based on personal observation.
A Choctaw man and longtime indigenous rights activist shared his experience and observations of the two months he spent at the Standing Rock camp in North Dakota, as well as expressed his happiness and gratitude at the solidarity shown by his community.
After words were exchanged in front of the Army Corps of Engineers office on 2nd street, the group marched down E street to Wells Fargo, then looping around to Bank of America (both financiers of the pipeline).
After the NoDAPL march finished their loop around Bank of America and Wells Fargo, both financiers of the pipeline, the group held the intersection of E and 2nd streets, writing messages and drawing images in chalk upon the roadway. Snapshots below.
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