Dakota Access Pipeline protests continue across the country

- It's a story that's gained a lot of international attention -- crews are trying to put the finishing touches on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would carry oil nearly 1,200 miles from North Dakota to Illinois.

On Tuesday, protests were held around the country, including the Phoenix area, to bring awareness to the issue.

The Army Corps of Engineers has said it will hold off on its plans for now and talk to the tribe before going ahead with the pipeline under the Missouri River.  That didn't keep people from protesting across the country.

In central Phoenix, more than 100 people stood on a corner to send a message over a thousand miles away to the Standing Rock Tribe and other Dakota Access Pipeline protesters in North Dakota.    

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters have been protesting and fighting plans to build a 1,000 mile oil pipeline which would run under a river near their land. It's a fight against big oil say these protesters, but it's more a fight for clean water.

Fighting a big oil company is no easy task, but these protesters say their voices raised together has made a big difference.

"Just ignoring isn't enough. We have to act and we have to say no to this kind of stuff," said Allie Raven.

Tupac Enrique Acosta added, "I do think public actions have put pressure on the U.S. Corps of Engineers so they would have the statement stating the Dakota Access Pipeline cannot go forward on the site."

The oil company has already filed court documents saying the Corps of Engineers had already granted authorization to cross the river and is asking a Federal Court  to stop what it calls political interference in the completion of the pipeline.

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