Protesters upset with Wells Fargo's financial backing of pipeline projects chained themselves to doors outside the bank's downtown Duluth branch on Friday.

The non-violent protest involving about 20 people began at around 9 a.m. Two protesters locked themselves to the door using a device similar to those used in other recent pipeline protests.

"We've got to send a message out to the world to divest out of companies such as Wells Fargo Bank... Chase Bank, all of these banks that are invested in these oil companies that continue to desecrate the land and continuously to pollute our waters," said Ernesto Burbank, one of the protesters locked to the door. WDIO