A few days after Barack Obama left the Oval Office, his eldest daughter, Malia Obama has already shown her political stance before the new administration of President Donald Trump. The 18-year-old was photographed participating in a march against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Reports indicate that Malia left the Caribbean family vacation to join the movement, which took place at the Sundance Festival, in the middle of a heavy snowfall.
VER GALERÍA Obama's eldest daughter participated in an event against the Dakota Pipeline. Photo: Getty Images
Last December, Barack Obama vetoed the construction of the controversial oil pipeline after a series of protests, but as soon as he took office, Donald Trump resumed the project, which could contaminate water and deplete the supply of liquid to hundreds of Native Americans, while also damaging places considered sacred by them. In addition to the march, it was reported that Malia also attended the Standing Rock solidarity event in Park City, Utah last Monday. She reportedly interrupted the vacation with her family to attend the biggest independent film festival in the United States.
Actress Shailene Woodley, one of the fiercest voices against the construction of the pipeline, applauded Malia's participation in the demonstration. "It was amazing to see Malia. President Obama’s daughter. Also, to witness a human being and a woman coming into her own outside of her family and outside of the attachments that this country has on her, but someone who’s willing to participate in democracy because she chooses to, because she recognizes, regardless of her last name, that if she doesn’t participate in democracy, there will be no world for her future children," Woodley told Democracy Now!
In February, Malia will become an intern for Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and next fall she will begin her university studies at Harvard, the alma mater of her parents.