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Story by Lizzy Acker | The Oregonian/OregonLive - Story Source
Published on Friday March 12, 2021 - 1:35 AM

A security guard at a Chase Bank branch in downtown Portland pulled a gun on protesters who appeared to be attempting to enter the building Thursday afternoon, video footage shows.

The incident came as Stop Line 3 protesters moved through downtown, focusing on different funders of the proposed replacement and expansion of an oil pipeline that would go from the Canadian province of Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin.

Protesters say the new corridor would harm watersheds, wild rice lands and Anishinaabe treaty territories. They argue corporations should clean up an existing, old pipeline.

Portland demonstrators gathered in Chapman Square at 1 p.m. and marched to the Chase Bank branch — their first of multiple stops, according to Twitter user @45thabsurdist, who posted the video.