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VIDEO: 24 Arrested at Citibank for Attempting to Move Their Money?

 
 
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As part of Saturday's global day of action against Wall Street and corporate power, in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, protesters in New York and elsewhere organized groups to go to the major banks to withdraw their money. 

The day started off smoothly, with a group of people organized by the Labor Outreach working group from Occupy Wall Street arriving at a Chase bank to withdraw their money. Chase went off without a hitch, but by the time the protesters made it to a Citibank branch there was trouble.

The video below shows people being locked inside a Citi branch, and then forcibly arrested. The charge, reportedly, is "criminal trespass."  For trying to withdraw your own money from a bank?

They might have temporarily been halted from removing their money, but one would have to think that as soon as they get out, they'll return even angrier than before. Not a good customer retention strategy, Citibank. 

 

AlterNet / By Sarah Jaffe

Posted at October 16, 2011, 4:23am

 
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