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Washington, DC: Climate protesters cut credit cards outside Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America
Climate protesters cut up credit cards outside several banks in Washington, D.C.
Climate protesters gathered outside Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo and Bank of America in Washington, D.C., where they cut up credit cards and chanted about protecting the environment. (Reuters)
Protesters gathered Tuesday in Washington, D.C., outside several major U.S. banks, where they cut up their credit cards and called for the institutions to stop spending money to promote the fossil fuel industry.
Videos taken at the scene show climate activists of the ''Old & Bold Third Act'' movement using scissors to chop up credit cards outside Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. They also chanted about wanting "climate justice" and to shut down the "big bad climate banks."
Natalie Pein, a retired public school teacher and environmental scientist from Virginia, said she was challenged to consider how banks were spending the money consumers like her give them and how that money is impacting the environment.
"You know, think about it. Think about, you know, instead of just your kitchen table budget thing, think a little bigger, you know, how is your bank money being used as for the planet and people, or is it being used for corporate profit," she said.
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