Local protesters come out to support #NoDAPL

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A group of eager protestors hit the streets of Huntsville today to voice their concerns of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

People of all backgrounds stood in front of major companies like Wells Fargo, who help fund the pipeline.

With Standing Rock being 22 hours away, the local protests were a way to offer support.

One of the event organizers says the goal is to educate the community.

Athens resident Foy Southard says the crisis in North Dakota has caused all Native American tribes to come together as one, because they all believe in stopping the pipeline.

"We feel like we don't count and we're tired of it and we're coming together. Thousands upon thousands from all different tribes are coming together. We haven't seen a tribal unity like this in 150 years." says Southard.

The $3 .7 Billion dollar pipeline project is projected to transport 470,000 barrels of oil a day across four states.

Many of the supporters are worried because the pipeline will go under the Missouri river, and if it ruptures it could hurt the water supply.