Climate First!, Greenpeace protest Citibank's funding of Dakota Access Pipeline

Dec 1, 2016 was a global day of action against the Dakota Access Pipeline(DAPL). Here in DC, Climate First! showed up at four Citibank branches demanding they divest from the project. The fourth and final branch had already been visited earlier the same day by Greenpeace. Citibank organized the loan package that is funding construction of the DAPL.

Video from Climate First!'s four Dec 1 NoDAPL Citibank protests

Reminding a Citibank branch that water is life!

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On Sep 11, 2016 Terrence Sterling was shot off his motorcycle by a DC cop while riding home to his family. Ever since then, his personal friends, Black Lives Matter, and SURJ-DC activists have been protesting on Monday nights demanding prosecution of the cop who shot him. On Mon, Dec 5 they escalated by moving their protest from 3ed and M sts (where Terrence was shot) to Mayor Bowser's house near 16th st and the MD line. She got home in the middle of the protest and refused to say even a word.

Video-Terrence Sterling protest catches Mayor Bowser arriving home

On the 5th of December, DC-MD-VA Veterans Stand with Standing Rock held an all-day"stand-in" on the East side of the US Capitol. Congressman Grijalva was the keynote speaker, warning Trump not to attempt to undo Obama's Dec 4 refusal via the US Army Corps of Engineers to grant an easement to finish the pipeline.

Video-Congressman Grijalva speaks(6:29)

Water protectors in front of Elaine Cho's house.

On the 3ed of December, SURG DC and other opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline marched from the Columbus monument at Union Station to the Capitol Hill home of Wells Fargo board member Elaine Cho. She is married to Senator Mitch McConnell(R-K), and her home in Kentucky received a simultanious protest from the SURJ chapter there. Wells Fargo has agreed to meet with Standing Rock elders but has yet to stop disbursing loan money to the Dakota Access Pipeline project and divest of their major financial interests in the "Black Snake" pipeline.

Video of the NoDAPL march on Wells Fargo board member Elaine Cho's home