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Standing Rock Sioux To Show Support For Native Hawaiians During Telescope Dispute

Many of them consider Mauna Kea Volcano to be sacred land

MAUNA KEA, HI — Standing Rock Sioux tribal members are showing solidarity with Native Hawaiians who oppose the construction of a huge telescope on the Mauna Kea volcano. At least 34 people, mostly elders, were arrested as officials tried to start building the 1.6 billion dollar telescope again. Many of them consider Mauna Kea to be sacred land. Standing Rock…

Abortion Debate Takes Focus During ‘Stop The Bans’ Rally

The Pro-choice Rally was met with a counter-protest at the Red River Women's Clinic

FARGO, N.D. — These protests are taking place in cities all around the country, including here in Fargo. “We are not going to sit back,” Pro-Choice Organizer Destini Spaeth said. “We are not going to take these attacks on people’s health care. Abortion is a constitutional right and we are going to keep it that way.” The need for these rallies…

Students Protest UND President Mark Kennedy At University of Colorado Boulder

Kennedy is the sole candidate for president of the University of Colorado system

Courtesy: Hart Van Denburg/CPR NewsBOULDER, CO — Dozens of students at the University of Colorado Boulder are protesting UND President Mark Kennedy. He is the sole candidate for president of the University of Colorado system. Some students showed up with signs encouraging the Board of Regents to block the nomination. They are concerned with Kennedy’s votes while he was a Republican…

“No One is Above the Law”: Protestors Responding to President Trump Firing of Jeff Sessions

More than 400,000 people participated in protests across 900 cities

FARGO, N.D. — It’s only been under 24 hours since Attorney General Jeff Sessions handed in his resignation letter. But people across the country, including right here in Fargo, are using their voices to show the concern they have over Sessions’ interim replacement, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. KVRR’s Danielle Church has our lead story. More than 400,000 people from 900…

Trump Protestors Gather Outside GOP Fundraiser

Several supporters were also outside the hotel

FARGO, N.D. — Trump’s event at the Delta by Marriott Hotel was closed to the general public, but that didn’t stop people from gathering outside. Supporters gathered across the street from the hotel while protestors gathered on the side to chant as the president’s motorcade came in. “We’re here to protest the Kavanaugh appointment as well as the fact that a…

Unite for Justice Rally Gathers Advocates Come to Fargo: Why they are Against Judge Kavanaugh

They feel with Kavanaugh in office,  human rights and the rights of workers, women and natives are in danger

FARGO, N.D. — Unite for Justice rallies are happening all over the country and two groups brought one to Fargo. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen explains why those who attended are trying to prevent Brett Kavanaugh from getting on the Supreme Court. “What do you have in a country if you don’t have a rule of law and if you don’t have…

Indian Activist And Former Congressional Candidate Will Avoid Jail Time

Chase Iron Eyes Was Arrested During The Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Protests

BISMARCK, N.D. — An American Indian activist and former Democratic candidate for Congress who was accused of inciting a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest will avoid jail time. In a plea deal with prosecutors, Chase Iron Eyes will serve one year of probation and pay $1,800 in fines and fees. In return, he’ll avoid jail time and prosecutors…

Dozens Line Up in Detroit Lakes to Protest Trump’s Policy of Family Separation

More than sixty people showed up for the protest at Veterans Memorial Park

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Chants like “love, not hate makes America great” were some ways that dozens of protesters from Detroit Lakes hoped would strike a chord with people driving by. “We’re watching children crying, we’re watching children feel scared, they don’t speak the language, and as we watch this, we say, ‘no, this is not right,” said Sally Suby of…

Expect Closed Roads, Large Crowds and Protests During President Trump’s Visit

Rally At Scheels Arena Is Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. — President Donald Trump will be in Fargo in about 24 hours for a rally at Scheels Arena in support of Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer’s U.S. Senate campaign. You can expect traffic delays and road closures around the airport and the arena. Not everyone will be excited to see the president come to Fargo. An anti-Trump protest is…