Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and Indigenous leaders hold a boisterous rally near the White House and Donald Trump's hotel to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and Indigenous leaders held a boisterous rally near the White House on Friday (March 10) to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, as their legal options narrowed weeks before oil is set to flow on the project. A large crowd of possibly several hundred people marched and cheered under the snowy weather, many carrying banners as some beat traditional drums and chanted. The rally came days after a U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected (March 6) rejected the tribes' request for an injunction to withdraw permission issued by the Army Corps for the last link of the oil pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. Public opposition to the pipeline drew thousands of people to the North Dakota plains last year, including high-profile political and celebrity supporters, along with veterans' groups upset by the use of force by law enforcement.