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Pipeline Protesters Block Entrance To Downtown Crossing TD Bank

BOSTON (CBS) – Police and firefighters were called to TD Bank in Downtown Crossing Thursday morning after protesters chained themselves in the bank's entrance.

The demonstrators, who were protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, began blocking the entrance on Winter Street around 10 a.m.

Members of the group said they chose the bank as a venue for the protest because TD Bank is one of the lenders for the oil pipeline.

Two people used a series of bicycle locks to attach themselves together by their necks, while also locking themselves to the bank's main entrance.

Using PVC piping, two other demonstrators locked arms together and chained themselves to the door.

Protesters said they hoped to keep the bank's entrance closed "as long as possible."

Boston Police and firefighters were working to remove protesters from the bank one at a time.

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