Peaceful protest planned for today in Lansing against Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted at 2:49 AM, Nov 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-05 11:22:25-04

LANSING, Mich. – More than a thousand people are expected to peacefully gather at the State Capitol from 1-8 p.m Saturday to demonstrate that Michigan stands with Standing Rock.

According to the group’s Facebook event page, protesters will gather for welcoming statements on the East Lawn steps of the Capitol. A pipe ceremony and opening blessing will follow.

There will also be a variety of different people speaking about their stance of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Protesters are being asked to bring signs or shirts and to donate supplies to send to protesters who are in North Dakota.

The planning committee says it has coordinated this event with the CFO Events Coordinator for the Capitol Grounds, according to the event page.