Six arrested at Bank of America protest

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Some groups are calling for a moratorium on foreclosures and an increase in loan principal reduction as effects of the mortgage crisis continue. Others decry the bank’s financing of coal energy projects, and still others seek to end corporate political donations.

Organizers have pledged nonviolence. In fact, many of them have gone through workshops or other training on nonviolent protesting, said Amanda Starbuck of the Rainforest Action Network. But they don’t rule out street and sidewalk blockages that could spur police action.

“We will have large marches coming in from Trade, Tryon, College,” Flaherty said. “At this point, they will be on sidewalks, and people may feel moved to go into the streets.”


Charlotte Observer
Andrew Dunn, Cleve R. Wootson and Ely Portillo
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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