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Zaira Scannapieco | 02 Dicembre, 2016, 12:12

Hundreds of military veterans will act as human shields next week in North Dakota as part of a three-day event aimed at protecting protesters who are attempting to halt a company's plan to build an oil pipeline in the region.

Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, a contingent of more than 2,000 us military veterans, intends to go to North Dakota by this weekend and form a human wall in front of police, protest organizers said on a Facebook page.

Supplies, including food and building materials, will be blocked from entering the main camp following Governor Jack Dalrymple's signing of an "emergency evacuation" order Monday, said Maxine Herr, a spokeswoman from the Morton County Sheriff's Department.

More than 2,000 military veterans plan to join the protest in North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers issued a December 5th deadline for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to leave the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation as freezing temperatures approach.

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe believe the project could harm drinking water and Native American cultural sites. As of Wednesday afternoon, it had raised almost $700,000 of its $1 million goal.

Isaac Weston, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe from South Dakota who is now at Standing Rock, made it clear in an interview to the Associated Press that the water protectors would not be leaving the "Corps-managed federal property north of the Cannonball River" any time soon.

A truckload of supplies is heading from Los Angeles to Standing Rock, the site of a months-long protest over a planned oil pipeline.

"It just amazes me this has been going on for so many months, and there are are so many people who still don't know this is going on", she said. Neither the governor's office nor the army have said that they will use force to remove the protesters.

The fight against the North Dakota Access Pipeline has come to Racine. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the woman's injury.

Cowen-Becker says she and a group of others in Columbus plan to host a peaceful demonstration at Goodale Park beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

A group of activists met up at SunTrust Bank on Thursday to stand in solidarity with those at Standing Rock in North Dakota.

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