Protester arrested during ‘bra toss’ at NYC branch of Bank of America

By Eric W. Dolan
Sunday, September 16, 2012 14:01 EDT
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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.

Occupy Wall Street plans to blockade the New York Stock Exchange on Monday to mark its first anniversary. Police in New York City have made “multiple” arrests during rallies on Saturday and Sunday.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on September 16 by CODEPINK, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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