Angst against the Banks — Protesters Throng Bank of America Downtown
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A crowd of about 60 demonstrators upset with Bank of America’s foreclosure actions shouted their complaints across a police barricade.
With more than a dozen police and security officers standing guard, the crowd of mostly college-aged protesters filled the sidewalk outside of Bank of America Plaza at 8th and Market.
The crowd hushed as a woman in the front row told bank security guards that Bank of America foreclosed on a friend who had lost his job and was $2,000 behind on his mortgage.
“That’s two months rent,” she shouted, “You took his house for two months rent.”
The crowd roared and shook their fists. A grey-whiskered man in the back shouted in a voice edged with anger, “You’re only guiding principle is
The protesters had alerted the media they planned to dump garbage on Bank of America’s doorstep from a foreclosed house. But an organizer admitted that the bank had cleaned up the house at the last minute, so the only talk was trash talk.
The demonstration was peaceful and there were no arrests. No one from the bank responded to the protestors.