Portland gathering shows solidarity with Sioux Dakota protest
Hundreds of people gathered Friday afternoon to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nations weeks-long protest of a $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline that will cut through a swath of Sioux land and threatens the tribes water and sacred sites.
The group gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square offered prayers, drumming and speeches about the protest that has attracted more than 1,000 people, including families who have camped on the site to block the pipeline.
On Friday, Sept. 9, federal officials ordered the work to stop on the section that was the focus of the protests. The order came after a federal judge declined the Standing Siouxs request for an injunction against the pipeline.
Portlands gathering was peaceful.