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Protest over Dakota Access Pipeline held in Ashland

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ASHLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Dozens of people in southern Oregon came out this weekend to protest a project taking place hundreds of miles away.

On Saturday, people in Ashland carried signs protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project. One of the organizers said it was a peaceful gathering to show their position on this issue.

"They are water protectors, not protestors because they are willing to lay down their lives for this," said organizer Dan Wahpepah. 

The pipeline is designed to travel from North Dakota to Illinois and transport barrels of oil. Supporters say the pipeline will create jobs, but protesters say they are concerned about how it will affect their land and water rights.

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