In National Day of Action North Coast Residents Support Standing Rock Protesters

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A large crowd gathered near the Army Corp of Engineers office on Woodly Island today. [Photo by Farrel Starr]

Today, residents in Mendocino and Humboldt responded to the call for a national day of action in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux who are attempting stop the Dakota Access Pipeline or DAPL. The Sioux say the oil pipeline will cross sacred sites and pass under the Missouri River near their reservation and they worry it could damage their water.

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Protesters listen to speakers on Woodley Island in Eureka. [Photo by Glady Starr]

Thousands of protesters gathered across the nation, many at Army Corp of Engineers offices to speak out against the construction. A large crowd gathered at the Woodley Island Marina in Eureka where there is an office of the Army Corp of Engineers.

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Three generations of one family holding a hand-sewn banner were part of this small gathering over Hwy 101. [Photo by Michael Godinez]

 A much smaller crowd gathered on a Hwy 101 overpass near Leggett in Mendocino County. Whether the group was large or small, they were passionate about their opposition to DAPL.

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