Dakota Access: Stars From Hollywood to Washington Support Water Protectors

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From movie stars to prominent politicians, celebrities are adding their voices and presence to the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, and the number is growing.

Actress Susan Sarandon greets a protester outside U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., where she was rallying against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Shailene Woodley, star of the movie series Divergent, has been most in evidence, spending weeks with the water protectors out near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation, traveling to Washington D.C. to help get the word out to government officials, and lending her voice to events in New York City. She was joined there by Rosario Dawson and Riley Keough.

Actress Shailene Woodley, left, poses with youth who ran 2,000 miles from North Dakota to Washington, D.C. to deliver a petition against the pipeline to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Most recently, Susan Sarandon attended a rally in Washington D.C. on August 24 outside U.S. District Court. She joined hundreds of others, including Woodley, in support of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault II, who was inside with the tribe’s attorneys trying to get a judge to halt construction on the 1,172-mile-long pipeline.

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