Jesse Jackson,Sr. to Visit Standing Rock; Willing to Go to Jail

Reverend Jesse Jackson

Reverend Jesse Jackson

Published October 26, 2016

STANDING ROCK – The Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. will visit Standing Rock on Wednesday to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its fight to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Jackson, who is a longtime time civil rights leader, says he is willing to go to jail if necessary to show his solidarity with American Indians and others who opposed the pipeline.

“I am proud to stand with the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to say enough is enough. I ask the government to keep its promises, to protect the sacred sites of the tribe and the water that millions of Americans count on to survive,” said in a statement on Facebook.

Jackson is the founder and president of Operation PUSH. In recent weeks, he has been on the campaign trail in support of Hillary Clinton.

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