A crowd of people gathered outside TD Bank on 180 Westminster St Wednesday evening, the third such protest in as many weeks and the fourth protest since September. The protest, organized by the FANG Collective, is a response to a call from the the Camp of the Sacred Stones and the Red Warrior Camp to join the Global Solidarity Campaign to support their front line resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Among those joining the protest this time were members of the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM), who added a lot of energy and chanting to the event.
The Camp of the Sacred Stones and the Red Warrior Camp “are calling for sustained waves of action against Army Corp of Engineers, investors, pipeline companies, security firms and elected officials who are behind this project. We need to hold these institutions, corporations and individuals accountable and put pressure on them to stop this pipeline.”
TD Bank, say organizers, “is one of main lenders for the Dakota Access Pipeline. The $3.8B, 1,100 mile fracked-oil pipeline project is rapidly being constructed in North Dakota, Iowa and elsewhere.”
More actions are planned against TD Bank until the company withdraws its support from the Dakota Access Pipeline. The FANG Collective suggests sending funds and supplies to the camps here.