BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Six people were arrested outside of a Wells Fargo Bank downtown in protest of the North Dakota access pipeline.

Around 12:30 p.m., 50 protesters gathered at the intersection of Saint Paul Street and Baltimore Street.

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Some members of the group then entered the bank located at 7 Saint Paul Street. Once inside the bank, some of the individuals chained themselves together and refused to leave.

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Around 2:15 p.m, after repeated warnings from police, five individuals from Maryland inside the bank were arrested for trespassing, along with a person from Texas.

Wells Fargo is one of more than a dozen banks funding the pipeline. Activist fear it could harm cultural sites and drinking water.

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