Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 23, 2017

Now in Seattle! 103 Banks Shutdown, Lockdowns and Arrests Happening

Photo copyright Matt Remle

Photo copyright Matt Remle



Divest the Globe

on Twitter12 minutes ago
"103 banks shut down in so far, 3 arrests, lockdowns still happening."
Divestment protests of banks investing in Dakota Access Pipeline, and Energy Transfer Partners

Update: In the news at Seattle Weekly

Activists Disrupt Over 100 Bank Branches Across Seattle for Financing Tar Sands Projects

By Sara Bernard, Seattle Weekly
On Monday, 19 groups of activists fanned across Seattle—along with many other groups across dozens of cities in the U.S. and Canada—to disrupt business and “loudly,” Connon said, deliver a letter to managers of all 103 branches of the five banks operating in Seattle that have contributed money to tar sands projects: Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, US Bank, and TD Bank. The letter, signed by a long list of indigenous and environmental leaders, promises that all of the undersigned will boycott those banks, as well as encourage all of their supporters to boycott those banks, until they withdraw funding from the tar sands.
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Washington DC

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