The Associated Press

Dozens Arrested At Bank Of America Offices

BOSTON — Police have arrested two dozen protesters for trespassing during a demonstration against Bank of America’s foreclosure practices at the banking giant’s offices in downtown Boston Friday.

The Boston Herald reports that the event was an act of civil disobedience that the organizers intended to send the message that the lender’s practices were unfair.

“They wanted to be arrested, and we obliged,” Boston police Commissioner Edward F. Davis told the newspaper.

Organizers say about 3,000 people joined the protest. Bank of America spokesman T.J. Crawford dismissed the demonstration as a publicity stunt.

There was no mention of Bank of America’s planned debit card fees, which recently have generated headlines and frustrated customers nationwide.

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  • Alex G.

    I have no idea why people have waited this long to close their Bank of America accounts and go with a REAL bank or credit union.

  • tcm

    Arab Spring, American Fall - 

    It’s been a long time coming, it’s going to be a long time gone.  And you know, the darkest hour, is always, always just before the dawn……

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