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Dakota Access pipeline protests erupt nationwide

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>> Water is life.>> Demonstrations erupted all over the country Tuesday, in one of the largest organized protest to date against the Dakota Access Pipeline. A day after the US Government delayed granting permission to companies that want to continue pipeline construction. Police using mace and arresting several people in Cannonball, North Dakota.
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Where roughly 500 demonstrators gathered. Even more gathering in Chicago. In Houston, Texas, mounted officers swarmed protesters as police arrested two outside the offices of Energy Transfer Partners, the main company behind the pipeline. This video was shot by Reuter's Energy correspondent Ernie Schneider who was covering the protest in Downtown Houston.
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>> Right behind me you can see about 250 people assembled to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. The controversial line that would bring oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale fields to Illinois. Many of the protesters say that the pipeline would destroy Native American tribal lands. As well as potentially pollute drinking supplies for the Standing Rock Sioux and other nearby communities in North Dakota.
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>> Monday's decision to delay tunneling under a lake in North Dakota is seen as a partial victory for the protesters as it only pushes off the next decision to a later date. As you can hear, the group behind me right now is engaged in a tribal chant. And they also said that they plan to be here for several hours today to let Energy Transfer Partners know that they don't want this pipeline built.
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Many protesters acknowledge though, that President Donald Trump, President Elect Trump, excuse me. His election could pretend that the pipeline would eventually be built.>> The Dakota access pipeline is expected to win the support of President-elect Trump. Kelcy Warren, the CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, donated more than $100,000 to the Trump campaign.