Arrests Begin As Protests of "Hundreds" Hit BofA in NYC, Charlotte, Detroit
In Charlotte, protesters are expected to demand a complete halt to foreclosures, forgiveness of student loan debt, a stop to financing coal projects, an end to political spending and an end to seven-figure compensation packages.
Hundreds gather at #BankOfAmerica to protest and engage in direct action #99power #AnotherNYC instagr.am/p/KXr0ADFxem/— Michael Kink (@mkink) May 8, 2012
— United NY (@united_ny) May 8, 2012
Breaking news: NDWA Director & @TIME 100 list @aijenpooarrested 4 joining w/ thousands nationwide 2 #makeBoAPay#99power #bankvsAmerica— Tracy Van Slyke (@tracyvs) May 8, 2012
About 50 people filed into the Guardian Building in Detroit Tuesday to play a life-sized game of Monopoly protesting the Bank of America's business practices.Protestors - one dressed as Rich Uncle Pennybags - gathered around the Rowland Cafe tables just after noon holding Monopoly signs, rolled two large dice, and then chanted for mortgage relief, student loan reform, and opposition to Bank of America posting large profits after receiving government bailouts.