BANGOR – People around the world are coming together in protest against a proposed oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.
More than three hundred people in Bangor gathered at the corner of Starbucks and Toys R Us — some driving over two hours to get there.
Protesters say they are standing against the pipeline and are trying to raise awareness about the potential dangers.
“It’s very important to stand together because we all stand for mother earth,” said April Tomah, “We all stand for our mother. Water is life. Water is what makes us live. We can’t live without water.”
“We owe this land to keep it the way that it is, the water the way that it is. So that we can passed on so that our children and future generation can stay healthy and be abundant and be happy without struggling because they don’t have water,” Shiwa Noh said, “Without water we can’t live anymore.”
They are hoping that lawmakers will come to a decision on what to do with the pipeline.