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RSS FeedsProtesters shut down road, checkpoint to Mount Rushmore
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4 july 2020 09:19:59

 
Protesters shut down road, checkpoint to Mount Rushmore
(WorldNews Politics)
 


About 150 protesters used vans and their bodies Friday afternoon to shut down the road and a checkpoint to Mount Rushmore to protest the president and monument while calling for the Black Hills to be returned to the Lakota people. `The biggest message that we have been trying to send this entire time is that Mount Rushmore is a symbol of white supremacy and racial injustice in this country and that the four faces carved on that mountain are the four faces of colonizers who have committed genocide on Indigenous people,` said Nick Tilsen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and one of the protest organizers. `To have their faces carved on our sacred lands is why it`s an extreme injustice,` he...


 
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