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Customer pulls $500k in pipeline protest


MONTPELIER — Bread and Puppet Theatre put on a protest performance inside the TD Bank branch in Montpelier Wednesday which culminated in a woman closing her account of nearly $500,000 because of the bank’s involvement in fossil fuel pipelines.

Several dozen people gathered at City Hall before marching down to the bank at the corner of State Street and Main Street. Once inside it was standing room only with the lobby packed with people. The performance was peaceful with police asking that no one take pictures inside the bank at the bank’s request.

Skits were performed where the government and business men were portrayed as greedy people trying to capture all of the planet’s resources. The only dicey part came at the end where a song was sung, talking about throwing a brick through the bank’s office window and a bank employee was overheard telling police the performance needed to end.


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