Balloon Banner with “Chase Fund Genocide: Defund Line 3 released in Chase Tower in Downtown Chicago

Folks hold banner with balloons attached to it outside of Chase Tower.

Chicago, IL- On May 7. 2021 a balloon banner with the words “Chase Funds Genocide: Defund Line 3 was released inside Chase Tower, the midwest regional headquarters of Chase Bank in downtown Chicago.

The banner floated up to the top of the three story ceiling of the building and served as a reminder that Chase Bank is funding Line 3, a pipeline that violates the treaty rights of the Anishanaabe peoples. Line 3 is slated to cross 200 bodies of water and threatens manoomin, a wild rice that is a main food source and part of their cultural heritage.