Protesters have gathered in Tacoma in support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in their effort to block construction of a pipeline they say threatens water supplies and sacred sites. Follow our live coverage.

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Here’s what’s happening: 

  • Seattle Times environment reporter Lynda Mapes and Times photographer Alan Berner are in Tacoma to report on protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • Protesters in Tacoma are expressing support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in their effort to block construction of the pipeline they say threatens water supplies and sacred sites.

Voices from the protest: 


1:30 p.m. update: 


Noon update: 

Protesters are expressing support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in their effort to block construction of the pipeline they say threatens water supplies and sacred sites.


Earlier today: 

Separate from the Tacoma protest, about 80 pipeline opponents are leaving from Seattle for North Dakota with a truck full of supplies for the Dakota Access Pipeline protest.