Rally against Line 3 Pipeline held at Sidewalk Days
As Sidewalk Days started in Downtown Duluth Wednesday, a group held a rally to stop the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Project.
Local Indigenous leaders were there to share their stories and views on the pipeline replacement project and chose to rally during sidewalk days to help bring more attention to their cause.
“We’ve had a lot of support from a lot of the locals who have been over there currently for sidewalk days. You know this is a beautiful state here in Minnesota where everyone likes to hunt fish and gather an you know there’s so many bodies of water we want to utilize safely so you know the message that "safe water" resonates with the Line 3 fight, and we’ve had a lot of support today,” Taysha Martineau, organizer said.
Protests have been semi-continuous since the start of the project.
Enbridge acknowledges the current protests and released a statement, saying: "We understand there are differing opinions about the energy we all use. As a company, we recognize the rights of individuals and groups to express their views legally and peacefully."