Dakota Pipeline Protests Ignite Overnight Across The Nation

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Protests erupted across the country overnight Tuesday as people took a stand against a new push to finish projects like the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

The protests come after President Trump signed an executive order that cleared the way for construction to continue on the two controversial pipelines.

Protesters say the pipelines would harm the environment – while supporters say it would create thousands of jobs.

Demonstrators gathered in New York City, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and other cities and communities across the nation.  Some protesters sang, danced, and beat drums.

President Trump signed a total of five executive orders at the White House Tuesday, including one that will mandate the pipes be manufactured in the United States.

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