Group stands with Standing Rock at Rosa Parks Circle

Some people in Grand Rapids are showing they stand with standing rock.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Some people in Grand Rapids say they stand with Standing Rock.

A group of supporters gathered Sunday, Nov. 6, at Rosa Parks Circle to show solidarity with protesters in North Dakota against a controversial oil pipeline.

The protests there have gotten violent during the past few weeks. Protesters are against the construction of a 1,170-mile pipeline as they say it would cross sacred burial sites and pose a threat to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's water supply.

The Dakota Access pipeline is a $3 billion project that would carry more than 450,000 barrels of oil a day from western North Dakota to Illinois, where it would be linked with other pipelines.

"We're making a noise in this world," protester Candi Wilcox said. "Being native, you don't really hear our struggles, and it's awesome that it is being heard and that we're gathering in support."

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