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Chicago Protesters Stage "Die-In" at Bank of America Updated at 10:51 AM
Chicago protesters stage "die-in" at bank
By Eric Johnson
CHICAGO | Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:20pm EDT
(Reuters) - A few hundred demonstrators protesting over unemployment woes targeted Bank of America on Thursday, with 30 protesters entering a bank building in Chicago and laying down in a "die-in" before heeding police orders to leave.
"Being arrested wasn't part of the plan today
," said Elizabeth Parisian, a coordinator for Stand Up! Chicago, a coalition of labor, religious and civil rights groups.
A contingent of police kept some 250 protesters from clogging sidewalks in Chicago's busy financial district. One protester became embroiled in a vociferous argument with a group of traders but there was no violence or arrests.
Earlier this week, five women were arrested for trespassing at the same Bank of America branch after dumping trash collected from foreclosed homes.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/13/us-wallstreet