Hundreds protest pipeline

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Nearly 400 protesters turned out in Minneapolis Tuesday to voice their opposition to the decision to dispatch Hennepin County deputies to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota.

(KARE) Nearly 400 people protested in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday.

They’re upset that Hennepin County deputies are at the site of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

Tuesday, a group protested in downtown and dropped off a petition to Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek’s office.

“We stand with the Standing Rock Sioux and their fight for sovereignty,” said one attendee.

Stanek sent deputies to North Dakota Sunday, at the request of local officials, who are dealing with months of protests and dozens of arrests.

The group in Minneapolis, made up of many tribal members and the Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, want Stanek to bring his deputies home.

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