Protester arrested during ‘bra toss’ at NYC branch of Bank of America
Rae Abileah of CODEPINK was arrested on Sunday as she attempted to throw ladies undergarments at a Bank of America branch in New York City.
As Abileah held up a pink bra and condemned Bank of America for allegedly helping to finance the Spectra Pipeline, police officers rushed through the crowd and pulled her into the street.
The high-pressure gas pipeline, which is being built by Spectra Energy, will bring “fracked” gas from New Jersey to New York City. Protesters affiliated with Occupy Wall Street oppose the pipeline because of environmental and health concerns.
CODEPINK said police arrested Abileah for blocking a sidewalk on the corner of Washington place and W 14th St.
Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on September 16 by CODEPINK, below: