Neil Young is calling on President Barack Obama to “step in and end” of what he calls the “violence” against protesters demonstrate against a pipeline built in North Dakota on a part of an indian reservation.
In an open letter to Facebook posted on Monday, the 71-year-old rock star calls protest on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation “an awakening.” He says protesters are “standing strong in the face of excessive, unnecessary, and violent aggression.” He says law enforcement agencies and the National Guard are “seemingly acting to protect the interests of the Dakota Access Pipeline profiteers” with taxpayer money.
Also Young, President-elect, Donald Trump, labeling him the “surprise president.”
The letter is signed by Young and his girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah.
Young recorded a video of him singing against the background of the protest camp.