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Angst against the Banks — Protesters Throng Bank of America Downtown

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Police barricade greets protestors outside Bank of America, St. Louis

Police barricade greets protestors outside Bank of America, St. Louis

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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.”

img 2693 Angst against the Banks    Protesters Throng Bank of America Downtown

protesters surround Bank of America, downtown St. Louis

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
profit.”

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.

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