KMOX 1120AM

Local

Occupy St. Louis Targets Bank of America

Brad Choat
View Comments
Occupy St. Louis demonstrators stand outside Bank of America office tower in downtown St. Louis on November 4, 2011 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Occupy St. Louis demonstrators stand outside Bank of America office tower in downtown St. Louis on November 4, 2011 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Election Returns

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - On day 35 of its stand, Occupy St. Louis set its focus on the Bank of America office tower on Broadway in downtown St. Louis, Friday afternoon.

With shouts of “They got bailed out. We got sold out,” more than fifty demonstrators marched from their headquarters in Kiener Plaza and peacefully gave speeches on the sidewalk, as
half-a-dozen police officers guarded the entrance to the bank.

One speaker’s message was, “Bank of America paid zero dollars in federal taxes last year, and they continued to receive subsidies and tax breaks that are causing budget deficits and cuts in vital services.”

Occupy St. Louis organizers say they’ll be calling on St. Louis city hall to move accounts away from Bank of America and into the hands of local credit unions or community banks.

Bank of America has had no comment on the march and protest.

Organizers say the local effort was meant to coincide with “National Bank Transfer Day.”

Copyright KMOX Radio

 

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,822 other followers