PROTESTORS ARRESTED AFTER SHUTTING DOWN BANK OF AMERICA
Shut Down Part of CODEPINK International Women's Day Action Actions Take Place Same Day as BofA Charged in Federal Court over Fraudulent Homeowner Modifications
Photo Prior to Moynihan
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Rough Video of BofA Arrests:
New York, NY-- After shutting down Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan's address to financial investors earlier in the day; activists from CODEPINK were arrested near Zuccotti Park after a planned protest outside a Bank of America branch.
Medea, Rae and members of the Church of the Church of Stop Shopping revealed the "Bust B Of A" on their chests inside the Bank of America at the corner of Zuccotti Park home of Occupy Wall Street. Moments after leaving the bank, protestor Rae Abileah was brutally arrested at the square across from Zuccotti. As she pled that she has damaged wrists and neck they pulled her by her wrists and threw her to the ground see video here. Others who came to her support were dragged, grabbed and threatened. They are currently waiting arraignment at Central booking.
Jodie Evans, co-founder of CODEPINK who was present at the protest stated, "I am shocked at the violence we experienced today, women who work for peace and economic justice are behind bars while B of A gets away with destroying the lives of hard working citizens. We need to reclaim Justice on International Women's Day. "
Occupy Wall Street is part of an international people powered movement fighting for economic justice in the face of neoliberal economic practices, the crimes of Wall Street, and a government controlled by monied interests. #OWS is the 99% organizing to end the tyranny of the 1%. For more info www.occupywallst.org