Still Standing With Standing Rock

In December of last year The Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners the final permit they needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Army Corps proclaimed that construction would not be permitted until an environmental impact study (EIS) was completed.

This news came under President Obama's final weeks in office. The Trump administration was eager to reverse this decision with the new president signing an executive order to advance the DAPl within his first week in office. On February 7th news broke that the Army Corps reversed their decision to complete an EIS and had granted the final permit needed to complete the pipeline.

On February 8th outraged citizen across the country took to the streets to protest the news. In San Francisco a few hundred people showed up in the rain to show their support for the cause. The organized action started at 8am in the morning and consisted of speakers, prayer, dance, and 18 people peacefully being arrested for blocking the doors of the federal building on 7th Street.

Standing Rock supporters hold a banner in the rain as indigenous dancers pray for Standing Rock. 

Musicians and dancers show their support to the Standing Rock community.

Participants hold hands as they move around the front yard of the Federal Building during a circle dance. People from all backgrounds braved the rain to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock.

Dancers hug in the corner of the Federal Building lawn after their invigorating performance.

Left: A Native American plays a drum as he prepares to be arrested with seventeen others for blocking the entrance of the federal building. 

Right: Two officers escort the water protector down the sidewalk after his arrest.

Water protectors listen to a police officer give a verbal warning proclaiming that they will be arrested if they do not move from the entrance of the Federal Building. 

A woman is placed in handcuffs for failing to evacuate the the entrance.

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