50 people including Konwenni Jacobs who was spending the day with her mother and sister stood out front the headquarters of the Populaire Desjardin bank in Montreal in the name of Mazaska Talks and asking that it stop investing in pipelines.
“It’s not okay what they’re doing with the pipelines,” said Jacobs.
Desjardins was chosen over other banks because it appears to be wavering over future investment.
“Caisse populaire has put a halt right now, a moratorium,” said Jacob. “So this is like our way of encouraging to completely defund.”
This action is a part of three days of International actions called Mazaska Talks.
According to its website, more than 40 cities around the world are taking part in demanding banks and credit unions to move away from financial involvement in pipeline construction.
These actions are running concurrently with a major banking conference in Brazil.
When asked for a comment, the Desjardin bank did not respond.
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