Some Chase Branches In Seattle Closed By Protests Over Pipeline Loans

"Native American leaders and climate activists protested at several Chase branches in Seattle on Monday, forcing them to close temporarily as demonstrators demanded the bank not lend to projects like the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Police said 26 people were arrested by late afternoon. Activists said they disrupted operations at 11 Chase branches, and two other branches closed as well.

Darcy Donahoe-Wilmot, a spokeswoman for Chase, which is a unit of JP Morgan Chase & Co (JPM.N), declined to comment."

Tom James reports for Reuters May 8, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 05/09/2017