Pipeline opponents planning rally Saturday at North Dakota Capitol Mall

CANNON BALL, N.D.  — Protesters trying to block the Dakota Access Pipeline are bringing their concerns to the North Dakota Capitol.

A rally is scheduled Saturday afternoon in Bismarck. Organizers say in a Facebook post that the event, called Rally To Protect Our Future, will feature landowners and community members encouraging supporters statewide “to take action how they can.”

Hundreds of people gathered at a similar rally in September.

Standing Rock Sioux members and other protesters argue that the nearly 1,200-mile oil pipeline is a threat to water and cultural sites. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, which is building the pipeline across four states, says the line is safe.

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