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Protesters Rally In Downtown Against Dakota Access Pipeline

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#NoDAPL protest at Pershing Square in November 2016 (Photo by Julia Wick/LAist)
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Protesters marched through the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, taking a stand against President Donald Trump's executive order enabling construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline to restart.

According to City News Wire, protesters gathered at Pershing Square around 10 a.m. Sunday, then marched down Hill Street to the Edward Roybal Federal Building.

“I haven’t seen this kind of thing before and I’ve been involved in protests since the ‘70s,” Karen Pomer of Labor for Standing Rock said, notes the Los Angeles Times.

City News Wire estimates some 1,500 protesters showed up for the event.

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“This is happening more and more,” Pomer continued, reports the Times. “People who weren’t activists maybe two weeks ago are turning into activists today, and that’s why we’re seeing so many people in the streets the last two weeks.... It’s definitely a phenomenon that’s going to continue for the next four years.”