09 Jan '12, 2am

Senior Citizens Occupy, Shut Down Bank Of America | Care2 Causes

Senior Citizens Occupy, Shut Down Bank Of America | Care2 Causes

Last week, while most of us tried to wake up from our holiday lethargy, a group of feisty senior citizens were standing to corporate greed and corruption. KCBS San Francisco reports that a dozen senior citizens calling themselves “the wild old women ” succeeded in closing a Bank of America branch in Bernal Heights on Thursday. The dubious lending and foreclosure practices used by Bank of America caused it to become a favorite target of the Occupy Wall Street movement, as well as a catalyst for the wildly successful Bank Transfer Day in early November, 2011. There was also a massive public outcry when BoA attempted to instate a $5/month fee for use of their debit cards. The bank later canceled this policy . Toting walkers and wheelchairs, the “wild old women” certainly weren’t the most rambunctious group to fight for the interests of the 99%, but they did cause the branch t...

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