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3,000 protesters march towards Bank of America in Boston

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, October 1, 2011 16:25 EDT
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The Occupy Wall Street movement is spreading across the country, as Boston’s movement has become the next major city to garner national attention.

On Friday afternoon, 3,000 protestors marched towards Bank of America in downtown Boston to signal their disapproval over the banks foreclosure practices. 24 people were arrested for trespassing but are unlikely to face serious charges, according to law enforcement.

“They wanted to be arrested, and we obliged,” Boston police Commissioner Edward F. Davis told the Boston Herald.

Bank of America spokesman T.J. Crawford brushed off the protestors’ actions.

“These individuals choose to ignore the facts and instead focus on increasingly aggressive PR stunts,” Crawford said told the Herald. “Bank of America has a lot to be proud of in Massachusetts, from modifying 18,000 mortgages since 2008, to lending nearly $400 million to small businesses that are fueling the local economy in the first half of 2011.”

Along with Boston, protest movements against the big banks has emerged in Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin in Texas, and Washington D.C.

WATCH: Video from Youtube, which appeared on September 30, 2011.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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