Hundreds gather at Guthrie Green in Tulsa to show support for oil pipeline protestors in N. Dakota

Posted at 10:05 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 00:45:07-04

TULSA- Hundreds gathered at Guthrie Green Thursday to show solidarity with the Sioux Tribe in North Dakota over what has become a several months long protest over an oil pipeline.

Those who came out for the event don't want to be known as protesters.

"Because we are protecting, we are looking at this at the positive side, we are not protesting we are protecting," said Rachel Green.

People brought signs promoting water and denouncing the oil pipeline. Some had signs asking President Obama to step in. People of all ages coming with their own message and to stand with Standing Rock.

"Standing Rock we stand with you, Tulsa is there," Green said.

"I have kids and I want home to know that if no one stands up then no will change anything," said Pawnee Tribal Member Bobby Robedeaux.

Tulsa-area Native Americans say protesting the oil pipeline and protecting water is not just an issue affecting tribal members hundreds of miles away.

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