Dropping The Banner On Wells Fargo's Fossil Foolishness
Members of several climate action groups including XRSFBay Area gathered on May 18 in San Francisco to continue to demand that Wells Fargo cut financing for expansion of fossil fuels. Street theater, speeches, banners and flyers were used to call out the bank’s participation in the climate crisis to passing commuters.
Some activists were dressed as “Xtractors”, who represent the damaging mindset of extractive industries as financed by Wells Fargo. Others portrayed “Lamentors”, embodying the grief felt over the myriad catastrophes – such as sea level rise, storms, wildfires, and famine – brought on by the climate crisis. Participants from Direct Action Everywhere, Oil and Gas Action Network, Sunrise Movement and 350 Bay Area joined in. The action was written up by IndyBay.org.
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Credits: Leon Kunstenaar, Rachel Ziegler, Jane Berg, and Jade Northrup