Dakota Pipeline protest in downtown Green Bay


GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) –  Protesters took to the streets of downtown Green Bay to show opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline project.

Demonstrators gathered in front of Broadway Center on North Broadway.

Demonstrators, like many across the country, are spreading awareness about concerns the pipeline could impact drinking water or damage lands sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Participants here tell us the problem affects more than North Dakota, where the pipeline project is currently stalled pending further study and discussion with the tribe.

“We only live on– we all have just one earth. There’s nothing going to be after this, so we’ve got to take care of it, and we want to bring that definitely, bring that awareness and Native American beliefs and have everybody come in and join us,” protester Sunnie Brown said.

The pipeline would run through North and South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.