About a dozen peaceful protestors gathered in Carrboro Friday to protest the 'black snake' — also known as the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Dakota Access Pipeline is a 1,172-mile pipeline that will transport crude oil from North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois.
The protestors in Carrboro were standing in solidarity with a larger protestor group at Standing Rock — a Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
A portion of the pipeline will run through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and under the Missouri River — the tribe's only water source.
The protestors are concerned that the water could be contaminated if an oil spill occurred.