Rabat - Check-ins to the reservation exceeded 1.5 million from multiple countries.
Rabat – Check-ins to the reservation exceeded 1.5 million from multiple countries.
At least 100 Facebook users from Egypt check in to the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota in the United States, according to check-in census.
The check-in, which reached more than 1.5 million users, in less than a week, had also included support from users in Jordan, Tunisia, and Lebanon.
Users pushed for the halt of Dakota water pipeline using the hashtag #NODAPL.
Check-ins in particular have increased following a propagated rumor that police forces might use check-ins to arrest those who protest the pipeline.
Besides, there an online petition has been circulating through the official page of stand with standing rock and the website.
528 donations so far were submitted through the website to Sioux tribe with amounts between USD 10, 20 and 50 for each donation.
“The department is not and does not follow Facebook check-ins for the protest camp or any location. This claim / rumor is absolutely false,” Morton County Sheriff’s Department said on its official facebook page on Monday. Yet the numbers of check-ins are on the rise.
The Standing Rock Sioux reservation extends on the border between North Dakota and South Dakota, and the planned path of the pipeline is near the reservation’s northeast corner. It aims to help the US depend on local oil instead of imported one by connecting oil-rich areas of North Dakota to Illinois through a 1,000+ miles long pipeline.
Protestors are wary this pipeline threats drinking water quality, and harms the environment, in addition it will destroy Native American burial, and prayer sites.