Protesters Stand Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted at 6:48 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 23:27:12-05

Hundreds of people protested the Dakota Access Pipeline and Wells Fargo in downtown Nashville.

The protests was part of a collective effort across the nation in response to the pipeline and its disruption to the Sioux and other Native American tribes.

As part of Tuesday's rally, the protest began at the West End Wells Fargo where bank members were encouraged to go inside and close their personal accounts with the bank as a public display of solidarity with the thousands of Native Americans protesting in North Dakota.

They then marched to the Federal Courthouse on Broadway and continued to protest.

However, the company behind the pipeline announced Tuesday that it has filed for a court order giving the company the right-of-way to finish construction of the controversial crude oil pipeline without further intervention from the federal government.