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Photos: Women's Memorial March in Duluth

Photos by Bob King / rking@duluthnews

Marchers briefly block traffic on Superior Street on Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness about missing and murdered indigenous women, and to speak out against proposed oil pipelines.

It was the third annual march to honor the memory of Native American women whose lives have been cut short by violence, to raise awareness of missing indigenous women, and to call for action to end human trafficking and abuse. This year's march also included people who are protesting Enbridge's proposed Line 3 replacement project.

"Justice for indigenous women is deeply connected to environmental justice. We must protect both women and water to support a healthy indigenous community," Rene Ann Goodrich, founder of the Native Lives Matter Coalition, said in a news release ahead of the event. "We can stop the circle of violence by respecting indigenous cultures."

Duluth police said there were no citations or arrests in connection with Tuesday's protest on Superior Street.

Bob King / DNT