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Anti-coal protesters climb Bank of America flagpoles, get arrested

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Eight people were arrested Tuesday for climbing flagpoles and blocking a doorway at Bank of America's headquarters building uptown.

The protesters were affiliated with Rainforest Action Network and were protesting BofA's financing of coal-related projects.

Activists climbed the flagpoles in front of Bank of America Corporate Center early Tuesday morning and hung a banner that pictured a coal-burning power plant and a BofA logo and read, "Not With Our Money."

Police arrested the two climbers, two people assisting them below and four others who blocked a doorway to the building, according to a press release from Rainforest Action Network.

Full article available via below link:

Charlotte Business Journal
Adam O'Daniel
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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