Clinton campaign urges both sides in Dakota protests to work out solution

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Thursday urged both sides in protests over the Dakota Access pipeline to come together to find a solution.

{mosads}“We received a letter today from representatives of the tribes protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline,” said Clinton spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa in a statement.

“Now, all of the parties involved — including the federal government, the pipeline company and contractors, the state of North Dakota, and the tribes — need to find a path forward that serves the broadest public interest,” Hinojosa added.

Native American groups and environmental activists have attracted national attention with their demonstrations against the pipeline’s construction. Authorities mobilized on Thursday to forcibly remove protesters from their encampments.

Hinojosa said that it’s important that “everyone respects demonstrators’ rights to protest peacefully, and workers’ rights to do their jobs safely.”

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