1000 Protesters Show Up at Geithner's House to Demand Wall Street Accountability

On Sunday over a thousand workers and activists descended on the home of Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner in protest of the free pass he's given to Wall Street, demanding an investigation into their activities and supporting a Robin Hood Tax. Organized via the National Peoples' Network and the National Domestic Worker's Alliance, the crowd was comprised of farmers, clergy, students, homeowners and more. Bobby Tolbert of VOCAL-NY, according to a press release:  “We didn’t want to be at Geithner’s house, but we want a treasury secretary that stands with people over bankers. Geithner has consistently undermined proposals for a Robin Hood tax and stalled the mortgage fraud task force investigation.”

The protesters tried to deliver Geithner a letter with their demands, but no one responded when they knocked. Here's footage of that:


Photographs of the action can be seen here.


AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at May 21, 2012, 5:24am

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