From noon – 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 3, there will be a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol to show support for — and help send off — Veterans Stand for Standing Rock. Here is the Facebook post for the rally.
Some 2,000 veterans from around the country are expect to arrive at Standing Rock on Sunday, Dec. 4 and stay through Dec. 7. According to a USA Today article, the veterans “will join demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline with the idea of giving a break to protesters who have engaged in the standoff for months. The veterans also want to call attention to the violent treatment that law enforcement has waged on the protesters …”