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Locals demonstrate against Dakota pipeline

Protesters take to the Narrowsburg Bridge to show solidarity with Native Americans resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline project.
TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

By Fritz Mayer
November 16, 2016

NARROWSBURG, NY — About a dozen protesters carrying signs gathered on the Narrowsburg Bridge on November 15 to show support for Native Americans who are fighting the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota, which has been the site of clashes between police and protestors since the summer.

Barbara Arrindell of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, noting the project was deemed not safe for Bismark, ND, asked “Why is it that the Native American population can be targeted with the damage that they’re quite sure will be produced in Bismark, but it’s OK [to inflict on] the people at Standing Rock?”

Kalila Borghini of Glenn Spey said, “The Native American ancestors have been disrespected, and if you disrespect the Native American ancestors, you disrespect all of our ancestors.”

Greg Lotorto of Milford, PA said that the Delaware River is significant and battles have been waged around it for many years. For this reason, he said, it was an appropriate place to show support for the people in Standing Rock. He said, “The fact that the Delaware is one of the last undammed, pristine rivers unites us with what’s going on out West.”