Peaceful protests earned the African Americans their rights. The violence of the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest and the lies this protest was based on (that the Sioux tribe were the people who wanted the pipeline diverted or removed) earned these protesters nothing. The protest failed with the only out come being an even more strained relationship between the North Dakota people and the innocent Sioux tribe, millions of dollars lost in property damage, and months of delayed progress on the DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline).
Firefighters push violent protesters back with a fire hose
If the DAPL protesters wanted to have success, they should have looked back into the past. They should have followed the example of the African American's and their simple idea of peaceful protests. Although the method of a sit-in would not have been relevant for the DAPL protesters, the idea behind the sit-ins, peaceful protests, would have worked better then the violence that the DAPL protesters preformed.
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