In a \u0022historic\u0022 show of interfaith solidarity, 500 clergy members prayed along the banks of North Dakota\u0026#039;s Cannonball River on Thursday where they \u0022bore witness with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation,\u0022 which has faced intimidation, violence, and arrests for protecting their sacred land and water supply from the threats of a massive oil pipeline.According to the Episcopal News Service, \u0022The interfaith group spent more than five hours on site, marching, singing hymns, sharing testimony, and calling others to join them in standing with the more than 200 tribes who have committed their support to the Sioux Nation as they protest the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).\u0022Later, roughly a hundred protesters and clergy members held a prayer circle on the lawn of the North Dakota state Capitol in Bismarck, forcing the police to order a lock-down of the building. \u0022Highway Patrol Lt. Tom Iverson said 14 people were arrested in the Capitol\u0026#039;s judicial wing for refusing to leave the building. Iverson said the protesters, who were holding a sit-in and singing prayer hymns, faced disorderly conduct charges,\u0022 AP reported.The below video was taken by local news station KRYR-TV:Caro Gonzales, a Native American activist, told reporters that the water protectors had come to the Capitol to deliver a letter to Gov. Jack Dalrymple in support of the tribe and to ask \u0022why he has ordered riot police to engage in police brutality at Standing Rock.\u0022 Afterwards, a group of roughly 100 protesters marched from the Capitol to the governor\u0026#039;s residence, where they were met by \u0022dozens of riot police,\u0022 Gonzales said.Throughout the months-long standoff, Dalrymple, a Republican, has routinely sided with the pipeline company. After falsely declaring that the water protectors were risking public safety by engaging in \u0022unlawful acts,\u0022 he called a state of emergency, which paved the way for an increasingly aggressive and overblown police response to the peaceful protests.On Wednesday, about 100 police in riot gear fired mace, pepper spray, and rubber bullets at point-blank range at water protectors praying waist-deep in water. The group of roughly 300 protectors had attempted to cross the Cannonball River to pray for the threatened land on the opposite side.The week prior, more than 140 water protectors were arrested after police conducted a military-style raid of their encampment. Armed with tanks, a sound cannon, an armored truck, and bulldozer, the scene was described as \u0022all-out war...waged on Indigenous protectors.\u0022During the day of prayer Thursday, the clergy members marched to the bridge that was the site of last week\u0026#039;s attack and \u0022ceremonially burned a copy of a 600-year-old document,\u0022 AP reported. Known as the Doctrine of Discovery, \u0022the document from the 1400s sanctioned the taking of land from Indigenous peoples.\u0022\u0022It was very moving to be there in solidarity,\u0022 said Philadelphia-based Bishop Dwayne Royster. \u0022I wanted to be present as an African-American clergy person to let the people at Standing Rock understand that we as African Americans need them to know that we stand with them in their fight.\u0022Similar acts of solidarity, particularly by people of faith, have grown in recent days. On Wednesday, nine rabbis, rabbinical students, and Jewish community members were arrested in Philadelphia for staging a civil disobedience action at a downtown TD Bank, one of the biggest financiers of the pipeline project. Nearly 300 rabbis have signed a statement in opposition to Dakota Access. As the pipeline\u0026#039;s construction edges closer to the Missouri River, which the Standing Rock Sioux is hoping to protect, with little hope of abatement, pipeline opponents worldwide are planning a mass Day of Action on Nov. 15, asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the incoming U.S. president \u0022stop the Dakota Access Pipeline—and all those after it.\u0022The call to action reads:The Army Corps fast-tracked the Dakota Access Pipeline without proper consultation, and as a result, bulldozers are approaching Standing Rock as we speak. But with coordinated, massive demonstrations across the country, we’ll make it clear that this powerful movement will not allow the Obama administration or the incoming President to sacrifice Indigenous rights, our water, or our climate—they must reject this pipeline.Episcopal News Service photographer Lynette Wilson shared a number of moving photographs from the day of prayer.