Duluth protesters call for Wells Fargo to divest from Enbridge, fossil fuels; 3 arrested

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DULUTH — Protesters shut down the Wells Fargo bank in downtown Duluth on Friday morning, Jan. 12, when three men in a crowd of about three-dozen protesters locked themselves to...

Ernesto Burbank (left) of the Navaho Dene Nation and Michael Niemi of Duluth are chained together to a door at Wells Fargo Bank in downtown Duluth to protest the proposed Enbridge pipeline. Bob King / Forum News Service
Duluth police chief Scott Lyons tries to reason with a protester locked (with a bicycle lock) to the shutter at the entrance to Wells Fargo bank in downtown Duluth Friday morning. Lyons offered him the chance to unlock the lock or be arrested. Bob King / Forum News Service
The bicycle lock around the protester's neck and locked into the shutter at Wells Fargo is about a half-inch thick. Bob King / Forum News Service
Masked protesters with the water protectors occupy the hall outside Wells Fargo bank Friday morning. Bob King / Forum News Service
Duluth police talk with Wells Fargo bank employees Friday morning as water protectors protest at the bank. One of the protesters (center) had himself locked to the shutter with a bicycle lock and refused to leave, preventing the bank from serving customers. Bob King / Forum News Service
A Wells Fargo employee assists a bank customer with a transaction through the gap in the gate created after the gate was cut to remove a lock around protestor Scott Bol's neck Friday. Bob King / Forum News Service
Duluth police officers manage the crowd of protesters in the walkway outside Wells Fargo bank Friday morning. Bob King / Forum News Service

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