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When protesting pays off

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OKLAHOMA CITY – On Sunday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers turned down a permit for the controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota. This is a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have been protesting in Standing Rock against the $3.8 billion project for several months.

This is a compilation of photos taken at recent protests and rallies in Oklahoma City by Red Dirt Report’s M. Tim Blake.

Demonstration signage awaits for the activists to arrive.

Roberto Mendoza welcoming the people attending the event, and introducing some of the speakers who are about to address their concerns.

Activists forming a circle.

Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman, Ed Shadid, far left, stands with the activists gathered for the No DAPL Day of Action.

Reverend T. Sheri Dickerson, of Black Lives Matter, explains to the people gathered for the protest that clean water is important issue no matter who you are.

Protesters holding signs and quietly making their feelings known.

Reverend Kayle Bonewell of the Church of theOpen Arms addresses the activists attending the No DAPL Day of Action demonstration.

Candace Liger, who was reciting and ad-libing her poetry as the drummers accompanied her.  

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M. Tim Blake

M. Tim Blake is a photographer with three decades of experience.  His work includes...

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