Minneapolis: Water Protectors Shut Down Wells Fargo Bank to Demand Divestment from Dakota Access Pipeline
December 1: Right now, a group of Native and non-Native water protectors who have been living at the encampments at Standing Rock are using their bodies to shut down the Wells Fargo branch at 2600 Franklin Avenue South. We will not allow Wells Fargo to continue with business as usual in our communities while profiting off their investment in the Dakota Access pipeline project.
This action is one of over a dozen in the Twin Cities today, and hundreds across the globe, to kick off the international month of action called for by a coalition of grassroots Native groups working on the ground at Standing Rock. As the Obama Administration allows human rights violations by North Dakota’s local and state law enforcement to escalate, it is up to the people to cut off the project’s funding to protect our sacred waters, our Mother Earth, and future generations. Mni Wiconi, Water is Life.