Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrators target Canadian banks
Attendees demand TD, Scotiabank, RBC pull out of controversial pipeline
Several hundred people marched through downtown Montreal Monday to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Canadian banks helping to fund it.
The demonstration was organized by a group called Climate Justice Montreal.
"A lot of people were saying 'we're not protestors, we're protectors'," said Kristian Gareau, who speaks for Climate Justice Montreal.
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The group encouraged attendees to demand that their banks divest from the pipeline.
The banks which were targeted include TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank and RBC Royal Bank.
The march started at Victoria Square around noon and ended at Place Ville Marie, which is where the head of TD Securities and flagship branch of RBC are located.
"We want to let Canadian financial institutions know that we don't want our money in projects that abuse Indigenous people and worsen climate change," said Gareau.