Savannah Stands with Standing Rock demonstration held downtown

(Source: WTOC)
(Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A rally was held in downtown Savannah to show support for those against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

This as hundreds rallied outside of the White House at the same time. Opponents of the pipeline, hoping to bring a message to President Donald Trump.

This week a federal judge declined to halt construction of the final section of the pipeline, meaning oil could begin flowing as early as next week.

"I think that it will bring awareness to the rest of the country and maybe help with other pipelines. There's the Sabal Pipeline that's going on in Florida right now, a pipeline in North Carolina. We have more than a million miles of pipeline in the United States right now, we just don't need anymore," said Johnny Jo King, with Savanah Stands with Standing Rock.

According to the Department of Transportation, there are more than 2.5 million miles of pipeline in the United States.

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