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Seattle volunteers built tepees, collected supplies for Dakota Access Pipeline fight

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SEATTLE – Volunteers built contemporary tepees and donated blankets and other supplies to aid Dakota Access Pipeline protesters Saturday in Seattle.

Organizers with the Backbone Campaign and CascadiaNow! said they saw how poorly law enforcement was treating the protesters and wanted to help them in their cause.

“To see these nonviolent protesters hit with rubber bullets and pepper spray and so on, it’s a real call to action,” said Giles Stanton.

The event will continue Sunday, November 6 from noon to 9 p.m. at 2553 Westlake Ave. North Seattle 98109 (Parking is free across the street).

You are asked to bring a variable speed cordless or corded drill, socket set, jigsaw with wood blades.

“Now’s your chance to physically make a difference when it comes to supporting water protectors putting their bodies on the line to help create a future for all,” their release said.

President Barack Obama stated in an interview Tuesday that members of his administration were devising options to reroute the controversial oil pipeline near a Native American reservation in South Dakota.