‘For Peltier and Standing Rock!’

Led by a colorful banner demanding freedom for imprisoned Native leader Leonard Peltier, over 500 #NoDAPL activists and Indigenous warriors and leaders rallied and marched in Washington, D.C., on Human Rights Day, Dec. 10. Peltier’s eldest son, Chauncey Peltier, speaking on the dangers of corporate power over water, demanded President Obama put an end to the Dakota Access Pipeline and also grant executive clemency to his father.

From the stage next to the reflecting pool in front of the U.S. Capitol, participants carrying banners and many homemade signs marched on a bitter cold day to the national headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency at 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, pausing en route in front of the Trump Hotel for particularly loud chants.

Later, dozens of participants joined the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee in a candlelight vigil on the south side of the White House demanding that Peltier be released.

(WW photo: Joseph Piette)

(WW photo: Joseph Piette)

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