ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Several high-powered celebrities have jumped into the mix as tensions escalate at the protest site in North Dakota of a proposed $3.7 billion pipeline.
Police arrested 141 as they forcibly removed demonstrators Thursday evening from the land owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, which is seeking to complete a 1,200 mile pipeline that will bring oil from North Dakota to Illinois.
Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo recently tweeted a photo of himself standing with one of the protesters, raising a fist in solidarity.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 26, 2016
Thor star Chris Hemsworth showed his support for the cause via Instagram, posting a photo of himself standing with the director of the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi.
“Standing with those who are fighting to protect their sacred land and water. #nodapl #waterislife #mniwiconi,” Hemsworth wrote in the post.
Ruffalo joked in a tweet that now the demonstrators had “a Hulk and a Thor,” on their side.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 28, 2016
Shailene Woodley, star of the Divergent series, was arrested with the pipeline protesters this month. Susan Sarandon, Ben Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio have also spoken out against the pipeline.
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mrdoomits/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — More than 40 people were injured after a charter bus carrying school kids collided today with a MetroBus in Washington, D.C., authorities said.
At least 43 children, most with minor injuries, are being transported to Children’s Hospital, the DC Fire Department told ABC News. Several adults suffered slightly more serious injuries, including one who sustained a head injury, the department said.
Eastern Ave accident tx 43 pediatric patients minor injs or evaluation. Working in conjunction with Prince George’s Fire. 5 adult refusals pic.twitter.com/wmkNE1hyax
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) October 27, 2016
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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