Lexington stands with Standing Rock


Police from six states have been marshalled by the state of North Dakota to attempt to shut down protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline by tribal members from across the country and their supporters. The pipeline is planned to cross the Missouri within a half mile of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The developer of the $3.8 billion pipeline is Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas (Morton County Sheriff’s Office/TNS)

News Staff

Those wishing to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will gather at the Fayette County District Courthouse to hear Indigenous speakers and calls to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline this evening, starting at 6 p.m.

Creator of the event Psera Newman said that she still believes people will come out to show their solidarity with those who are on the front lines at Standing Rock, regardless of the weather. 

Newman plans to have a petition for people to sign, asking the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council to make an official statement of solidarity, as well as information about how locals in Lexington can stay involved once the event is over.