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FILE - In this May 18, 2016, file photo, Neil Young poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif., to promote his new album, "Earth." Young penned an open letter on Facebook posted on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in which he calls for President Barack Obama “to step in and end” what he calls the “violence” against protesters demonstrating against an oil pipeline being built on part of an Indian reservation in North Dakota. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

In an open letter on Facebook posted Monday, the 71-year-old rock star calls the protest at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation “an awakening.” He says demonstrators are “standing strong in the face of outrageous, 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.


FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016, file photo, Kanye West appears at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. Fan video shows West telling a crowd at his show in San Jose, Calif. Nov. 17, 2016, that he didn’t vote in the presidential election, but if he had, he would have voted for Republican President-elect Donald Trump. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Fan video shows West making the comments on stage at a concert in San Jose, California, on Thursday night. The announcement was mostly met with boos from the crowd. West told fans that “sometimes you might have to not get your way in order to really understand what to do in the future to be able to get your way.”