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Hundreds show up for second 'Tulsa Stands with Standing Rock' gathering at Veteran's Park

Posted at 4:39 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 23:27:09-05

TULSA --  As thousands of Dakota access pipeline protestors prepare to camp outdoors this winter, tribes from across Oklahoma gathered for a rally to show their support.
About 200 people showed up for the rally Thursday.
"It affects us all no matter where we are and I think even if it's at home taking a few minutes just to pray about it and hope that those that are there on the front lines going through all of this at least they're protected,” said Adam Gibson.
Energy Transfer Partners continues work on the pipeline. A company spokesperson said the company was pleased that Donald Trump won the presidency because he is pro domestic oil and gas production.  
The rally comes after protests and unrest continues in North Dakota over a proposed oil pipeline.

Protestors are expected to remain in camps near the construction throughout the winter.

Organizers say it's more important than ever to rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline because President- elect Donald Trump supports the project. Proponents of the pipeline say it will reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil while creating jobs and generating tax revenues.

Hundreds of people, mostly Native Americans, have been protesting a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline for several months.

The $3.8 billion project will stretch through four states, including a portion of the Missouri River that the Sioux Tribe says could be polluted if there's a problem with the pipeline.

Native American groups have been protesting the project for months-- they say the project disrupts ancient Indian burial grounds and has the potential to harm the environment.

The protest comes as the legal battle between Energy Transfer Partners-- the company building the pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

At least 400 people showed up for the the first Standing Rock rally in Tulsa on September 8.

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