Protesters urge depositors to move funds out of large banks
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Anti-Wall Street protesters
in San Diego are urging people to close their accounts at major banks
and transfer their money to credit unions.
More than 60 people from
the Occupy San Diego movement marched to a Bank of America branch in
downtown on Wednesday and staged a brief demonstration outside the
Lorena Gonzalez of the San
Diego and Imperial County Labor Council says she closed her savings
account that she had at the bank for two decades.
As she closed the account, protesters outside chanted “banks got bailed out, we got sold out.”
They also wrote slogans in chalk on the street as police watched from nearby.
are calling on supporters to close their accounts by Saturday, to
protest what they call corporate greed from mass foreclosures.
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