Activists Beating Back the Bank Attack
BOSTON/Copley Square - NEWS BRIEF - Close to 40 community activists and residents rallied outside a Bank of America branch to kick off "Thursdays-at-the-Bank" afternoon protests that run through March 19 in Copley Square. Organizers are demanding, "No More Bank Bail-outs" and "Homes & Jobs for People!" The action spotlighted residents facing foreclosures.
Testimony was offered by a long-time homeowner who is facing eviction from the home in which she grew up and in which she raised her sons. One had recently returned from Iraq a disabled veteran and is now subject to loss of his home. Event organizers and the homeowner both argue that they can all remain in the home if Bank of America - recipient of $45 billion in federal bailout money - sells the home to the owner at its real value. Promising to make this happen, the action ended with the demonstrators chanting, "We'll be back!"
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