Climate activists target JPMorgan Chase banks

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SEATTLE – Climate activists opposed to oil pipeline projects are demonstrating at several JPMorgan Chase bank locations in Seattle.

They’re calling on the bank not to do business with TransCanada, the company pushing for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

An Associated Press photographer witnessed officers handcuffing and arresting three people at one bank branch in Seattle’s International District on Monday afternoon.

Several protesters earlier stood in front of teller windows and told customers the bank was closed. A police sergeant gave the group a few warnings to leave before officers moved in to make arrests.

A police spokesman could not immediately say how many people had been arrested during demonstrations Monday.