From FOX – New York: More than 20 people were reportedly arrested in a fracas outside the LaGuardia Place Citibank, after upwards of 50 demonstrators entered the bank to close their accounts.
“They were locked inside. They’re now being placed under arrest. Two individuals who were inside closing their bank accounts and then came outside were approached by an undercover cop and against their will placed under arrest simply for attempting to close their Citibank accounts in an act of peaceful protest,” one woman told spectators.
Of course, FOX was biased and did not tell the citizen’s/account-holders point of view. I don’t care if you emerged from a protest of any kind, if you have an account, you are a customer and have every right to enter the business and close your account.
This is so outrageous. The woman narrating the video was ABDUCTED from the street, for no other reason than she had been with the group choosing to close their accounts!
There is only one right thing to do now. Close you account(s) with ANY big Wall Street bank. Start with Citibank. ~ sekanblogger
Thanks to Don in Mass for this find.
- Woman arrested while trying to close her Citibank account (dangerousminds.net)
- Occupy protests spread like wildfire (politico.com)
- Bite Me, Citibank! (angrydd.wordpress.com)