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Veterans who fought for Standing Rock will take their fight to Flint

The fight for clean water continues.

 

Brianna Holt

Tech

Published Dec 8, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 10:23 am CDT

The U.S. military veterans who supported the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota are now making plans to support Flint, Michigan.

In opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline, U.S. veterans like Wes Clark Jr. have organized to stand with the tribe that is possibly facing a crude oil contamination in their water supply.

 At Standing Rock, hundreds of veterans protected protesters by acting as a “human shield” between them and police. 

Similar to Standing Rock, Flint is having its own water supply issues. Despite the media coverage from early 2016, the water is still contaminated with lead.

H/T ABC News

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*First Published: Dec 8, 2016, 8:59 pm CST