Amnesty International USA announced Friday that it will monitor the ongoing clashes between law enforcement and opponents of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, which would cross the Missouri river less than a mile from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Amnesty’s move came one day after law enforcement attempted to force the protesters from their encampments, arresting 140 people. Thousands have come together to stop the 1,200-mile project on site, and solidarity protests have erupted in cities across the country, including here in San Francisco, where twelve protesters were arrested on Monday.
Kevin Cramer, congressman representing North Dakota
Eric Ferrero, director of communications, Amnesty International USA
Ron His Horse is Thunder, former chairman for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Lynda Mapes, environment reporter, The Seattle Times
Craig Stevens, spokesman for the Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now