Six people have been arrested and are facing charges for their Center City protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Police had to use a grinding wheel to cut the heavy chain three protesters used to lock themselves to the front of the TD Bank at the corner of 15th and JFK this morning.
“It’s the ongoing protest over the pipeline in North Dakota, a bunch of protesters set up and chained themselves to the door of the TD bank,” said Police Capt. John Ryan, who was overseeing those cutting the protesters free and then arresting them and three others.
The protesters marched to multiple banks a week ago complaining they were funding the pipeline.
Police gave them multiple opportunities to leave without being arrested but after about an hour, the cutting tools were brought in, followed by handcuffs.