PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A small group of activists gathered outside of the Wells Fargo bank and museum in Center City today to show their support for opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline.
The bank is one of the investors in the project.
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Activists show their support for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters by demonstrating outside Wells Fargo, a project investor. pic.twitter.com/GOEo82W8Hv
— Mike Dougherty (@MicDougherty) December 15, 2016
“Stop Dakota Access!”
About 10 people holding signs and a giant fake black snake endured the biting wind on Broad Street, chanting and trying to convince customers to stash their cash elsewhere.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: How Much Snow Will Major Nor'easter Dump On Your Area?
“They have power, too, as customers of Wells Fargo, not necessarily workers at Wells Fargo, but just that there’s other places they can put their money and Wells Fargo will feel that effect.”
Juliette Gobin helped organize this. Through quivering lips, she said enough oil has been spilled already.
“Just 10 days ago, there was a pipeline spill a couple hundred miles, in North Dakota, a couple hundred miles from Standing Rock reservation. It happens all the time.”MORE NEWS: New Roundabout Set To Be Built At Busy South Philadelphia Intersection
Bank managers declined to comment when asked about the protest.