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Protesters chained to bank doors in Duluth

January 13, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Protesters upset with Wells Fargo’s financial backing of oil pipeline projects chained themselves to bank’s doors in downtown Duluth.

The protest Friday involving 20 to 30 people began at around 9 a.m. Wells Fargo kept the internal entrance to the lobby closed while Duluth police responded to the bank.

One of the demonstrators, Ernesto Burbank, says they are trying to send a message that Wells Fargo and other banks are invested in oil companies that pollute waterways and desecrate the land.

WDIO-TV reports three protesters who chained themselves to doors face possible misdemeanor charges of trespassing and obstructing legal process. They were booked into the St. Louis County Jail on 12-hour holds.

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