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Omaha protesters participate in nationwide 'NO DAPL' protest

Posted at 4:33 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 23:23:19-05

The crowd in Downtown Omaha Tuesday were growing and demonstrators say the pipeline fight is not over despite Monday’s recommendation by the Army Corp. of Engineers to temporarily stop pipeline construction. 

There were singing, drums and prayer and there are dozens of signs with slogans like people over pipelines. 

The Army Corp of Engineers released their report from a study launched September 9th, which would allow for further discussion and analysis with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who contend that the pipeline, which would run underneath a portion of the Missouri River in Lake Oaehe could contaminate the tribes drinking water. 

People we spoke to earlier say the message the NO DAPL day of action is to ask President Obama to put a permanent stop to the pipeline.

The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline is seeking a federal court's permission to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and finish the four-state project.

Omaha was one of the cities participating in what they call a nationwide day of action. 

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