Occupy Miami target Bank of America in new round of protests
About 200 people, representing a diverse array of organizations and unions, marched in Miami on Tuesday to demand accountability from Bank of America and to support the Occupy Miami movement. The protest came on the same day the Bank of America announced it is dropping a controversial proposal to charge $5 for using debit card use.
The march originated at the Greater Bethel AME Church in Overtown, a historically black neighborhood, met with members of Occupy Miami, camped out in what they call Peace City, and arrived at the downtown building of Bank of America.
“What we’re doing here is taking the audience of Occupy, we have over 13,000 fans on Facebook, to put all that energy into the groups that understand Miami, and have been working for years, and help validate their struggles and breath new life into their issues and causes,” Occupy Miami’s Bruce Wayne told The Florida Independent. “It is not just us, but us in conjunction with other activists.”
According to a press release issued by the Miami Workers Center:
Inspired by the Occupy Movement, and a call of the 99% to reclaim the U.S. economy from corporations and big banks Miami residents and community organizations will march from one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city to a downtown branch of Bank of America to close their accounts and call out the bank on new fees, and its foreclosure practices.
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