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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:22 PM
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Protesters march on Chase bank in Calif., demand repayment for indiscretions
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

WATSONVILLE -- Frustration with the banking industry became so great for a group of Central Coast residents Tuesday they paraded into a Chase bank and demanded payback for the financial havoc wreaked by the nation's foreclosure crisis.

"We had a conversation with the branch manager, and he decided he didn't want to talk to us. And he threw us out," reported activist Erik Larsen. "But we'll be back."

Larsen was met outside by some 50 cheering people, part of an event staged in several California cities this week to highlight the alleged indiscretions of banks.

... Police monitored Tuesday's demonstration, which kicked off around noon, but the event remained peaceful.

Service Employees International Union helped organize the statewide protest along with a group called Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment.

Read more: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_15738487
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:45 PM
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1. good for them
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:45 PM
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2. Right on. Don't Mourn,
Organize.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:50 PM
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3. Yeah, organize
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