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USA: 'Defend the Water' protesters greet Trump at shale conference in Pittsburgh

0 24.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Indigenous demonstrators marching, Pittsburgh
W/S Indigenous demonstrators marching
W/S Indigenous demonstrators dancing
M/S Indigenous demonstrators dancing
C/U Indigenous demonstrators drumming
W/S Indigenous leader addressing crowd *UPSOUND* "We need to go and forget about all these divisions that have been created. Forget about it. Come together as one nation, one people."
SOT, Elissa Parker, Indigenous protester from the Cattaraugus Indian reservation from the Seneca Nation tribe: "People like him, with money, with resources, they can kind of do whatever they want, they can step on the little people if they feel like it. He believes strongly in money, whereas we believe strongly in the ability for us to survive off of our environment."
M/S Pro Trump demonstrators arguing with anti-Trump protester, Pittsburgh
SOT, Katelyn Bighan, Friend of Elissa Parker: "I came out here to advocate for the environment and to protest shale for the Defend the Water protest and to stand with my friends who are indigenous."
M/S Pro Trump demonstrators arguing with anti-Trump protester
SOT, Mark Dixon, Filmmaker, activist and co-founder of NO PETRO PA: "Trump has given cover to those who would prefer to trade our health for profits. He has given them a sort of, I believe, a false legitimacy."
M/S Pro Trump demonstrators
W/S Scene of protest
W/S Police and barricade
M/S Police officer
W/S Exterior of David L. Lawrence Convention Center
C/U Pittsburgh public works sign
W/S Pittsburgh skyline
SCRIPT
Dozens of protesters and Indigenous demonstrators gathered in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Wednesday to hold a rally dubbed "Defend the Water," as US President Donald Trump was in town to speak at the Shale Insight conference.
Footage shows Indigenous demonstrators drumming and dancing outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, where the Shale Insight conference was taking place.
"People like him, with money, with resources, they can kind of do whatever they want, they can step on the little people if they feel like it. He believes strongly in money, whereas we believe strongly in the ability for us to survive off of our environment," said Indigenous protester from the Cattaraugus Indian reservation from the Seneca Nation tribe Elissa Parker.
According to reports, the main topic of discussion at both the conference and the Defend the Water rally is the Royal Dutch Shell ethane cracker plant under construction in Beaver country. While location politicians have praised the plant as an economic lifeline to the community, it has drawn criticism from environmental groups.