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Gallery: Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Schenley Plaza

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One protester, dressed as a dinosaur, held a sign proclaiming,

One protester, dressed as a dinosaur, held a sign proclaiming, "Water is life, extinction is forever." Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

One protester, dressed as a dinosaur, held a sign proclaiming, "Water is life, extinction is forever." Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

By Stephen Caruso / Senior Staff Photographer

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Chelsea Stone (bottom left) came to the protest with her three kids, Lily (top right), age 2, Johnnie (top left), age 4, and Skye, (bottom right), age 15. Stone brought her kids to the protest to raise awareness within them about the issues affecting "their world." Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Chelsea Stone (bottom left) came to the protest with her three kids, Lily (top right), age 2, Johnnie (top left), age 4, and Skye, (bottom right), age 15. Stone brought her kids to the protest to raise awareness within them about the issues affecting “their world.” Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt first year engineering students Jacob Richards (left) and Sagar Kamath (right) heard about the event through Facebook. Kamath came because he's learned "water is essential" for societies and economies, and fears the impact of a spill of the Dakotas Access Pipeline. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt first year engineering students Jacob Richards (left) and Sagar Kamath (right) heard about the event through Facebook. Kamath came because he’s learned “water is essential” for societies and economies, and fears the impact of a spill of the Dakotas Access Pipeline. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Val Merlina, a graduate student at Pitt, sees "history...repeating" in the Dakota Access Pipeline's push to build across Native American treaty land, comparing to historical oppression against native peoples. "People need to make a living, but let's not do it at the expense of our humanity," Merlina said. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Val Merlina, a graduate student at Pitt, sees “history…repeating” in the Dakota Access Pipeline’s push to build across Native American treaty land, comparing to historical oppression against native peoples. “People need to make a living, but let’s not do it at the expense of our humanity,” Merlina said. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

One protester, dressed as a dinosaur, held a sign proclaiming, "Water is life, extinction is forever." Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

One protester, dressed as a dinosaur, held a sign proclaiming, “Water is life, extinction is forever.” Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Maggie Repko, 24, an Edgewood resident, came out to the protest because with "grandmas on the frontline" in North Dakota, she felt it was the least she could do. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Maggie Repko, 24, an Edgewood resident, came out to the protest because with “grandmas on the frontline” in North Dakota, she felt it was the least she could do. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Kimberly Muffett-Smith's daughter was arrested in North Dakota during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest last Thursday. Muffett-Smith was left in the dark about her daughter's whereabouts until Sunday, when she was released. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Kimberly Muffett-Smith’s daughter was arrested in North Dakota during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest last Thursday. Muffett-Smith was left in the dark about her daughter’s whereabouts until Sunday, when she was released. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Anna Jacob (left), Jackie Sciulli (center) and Gabby Sevilla (right) are protesting because "the land and the water are sacred." They accuse the companies building the pipeline, not the protesters arrested in North Dakota, of trespassing. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Anna Jacob (left), Jackie Sciulli (center) and Gabby Sevilla (right) are protesting because “the land and the water are sacred.” They accuse the companies building the pipeline, not the protesters arrested in North Dakota, of trespassing. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Raven Dean, age 9, came to the protest with her father, Chuck Dean, to publicize the Dakota Access Pipeline because "the government is trying to hide [it]." Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Raven Dean, age 9, came to the protest with her father, Chuck Dean, to publicize the Dakota Access Pipeline because “the government is trying to hide [it].” Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Jimmy Coblin, (left) in high school, and Riley Duncan, (right) a Job Corps member, chant, "What do we want? Clean water. When do we want it? Now," against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Schenley Plaza late Saturday morning. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

Jimmy Coblin, (left) in high school, and Riley Duncan, (right) a Job Corps member, chant, “What do we want? Clean water. When do we want it? Now,” against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Schenley Plaza late Saturday morning. Stephen Caruso | Senior Staff Photographer

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