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Stand with Standing Rock: No Special Ops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 24, 2016

 

Contact:

Julia Nerbonne, Executive Director, julia@mnipl.org (612) 810-1577

Tara Houska, National Campaign Director, tara@honorearth.org

 

No Hennepin County Special Operation Forces to Standing Rock Suppression

 

MINNEAPOLIS -- Faith Leaders and residents of MN are outraged by the deployment of Hennepin County Sherrif’s Department forces to North Dakota to take part in the hyper-militarized repression of peaceful demonstrations in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.

 

On October 25th, People of Faith, Indigenous Groups, Climate & Racial Justice organizations, will join together to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in sustaining their peaceful, nonviolent action to prevent the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  

 

The demonstrations by Water Protectors are peaceful, prayerful, dignified, and reverent. They have been an expression of faith to protect all that we hold sacred: water, life, the health of our communities, and our planet. They are exercises of the inherent human rights and constitutionally protected rights to freedom of speech and assembly.

 

Event details: October 25th, Noon, Government Plaza Light Rail Station.

 

Speakers: Senator Patricia Torres Rey, Council Member Alondra Cano, Rev. Robert Two Bulls, Rev. Emily Goldthwaite Fries, Representative Peggy Flanagan, & Robert Lilligren.

 
 

About Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light : MNIPL works in partnership with faith communities to build transformative power and bring the lights of people’s unique gifts to addressing the climate crisis. Since our founding in 2004, we have mobilized religious support for landmark legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota, educated hundreds of thousands of congregants, and worked with every major religious denomination in the state.