Protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline that was proposed to run through North Dakota briefly locked doors to a Wells Fargo branch in Minneapolis Monday morning.
Two of the three entrances at the W. Lake Street and Humboldt Avenue branch were locked after the start of business.
Minneapolis fire personnel arrived and cut the locks, said company spokesman John Hobot.
Hobot said the protest was a continuation of similar actions early this month at various Wells Fargo offices and properties in the Twin Cities. He pointed out that "Wells Fargo is one of 17 financial institutions involved in financing the Dakota Access Pipeline. The loans we have provided represent less than 5 percent of the total loans for the project."
Libor Jany and Paul Walsh