In a statement from the White House, they explained that the the orders regarding the pipelines was in line with Trump’s commitment to “Buy American, Hire American.”
Immediately, multiple groups including Indigenous Environmental Network, 350.org,Sierra Club, and CREDO Mobile called for a protest at Trump’s new front door to begin at 5pm.
— Jenny Mayer (@JenniferMayer) January 24, 2017
“This morning, President Trump announced two Executive Orders that will advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines,” an event page for the protest began. “Tonight, we will rally at the White House to make one thing clear — our movement stopped these projects once before, and people power will stop them again.”
Speakers for the rally include Eryn Wise of the International Indigenous Youth Council, Kara Boyd of the Native Organizers Alliance, Jade Begay of the Indigenous Environmental Network and Democratic Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva.
— Smita Narula (@SmitaNarula) January 24, 2017
Protesters are planning rallies across the US, including in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.