Many people have been protesting in North Dakota along a pipeline that will hurt their environment. It has been controversial because police have been using force and violence to punish protesters and arrest people there. I admit, I don’t fully understand the background of this issue. However, American people have to right to protest against an unfair government when their rights are not being guaranteed. We shouldn’t default to violence and assume the worst in people. Rather, consider the intent of the protest and people and their culture.