If you haven’t caught up on the major controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, Citi Bank has been a backer of the pipeline’s construction. Protestor’s lined the HQ’s entrance yesterday to really get the message across.
The Chron reports that the local protesters locked themselves to
one another and blocked the building’s ground-floor elevators. They
refused to assent to SFPD’s dispersal orders, resulting in 12 arrests on
suspicion of trespassing. And it’s been an on going battle in North Dakota as we speak. With major news outlets covering the situation from base ground. Nearly 140 people have been arrested during the protests in North Dakota with simultaneous arrests happening in other states.
Citi Bank has been a major funder for the build of the pipeline, protesters urging the financial institution to pull its funding for the $3.8
billion crude oil pipeline that will pass through four Midwestern
states—and beneath the Missouri River, the primary drinking water source
for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North and South Dakota.
And CNN reports that hundreds of thousands of people are checking in at the pipeline site on Facebook in solidarity.
// Want to support the protests? You can donate directly to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fund here.