By Susanna Kim
October 28, 2011
A group of Occupy Wall Street protesters coordinated a march in mid-town Manhattan today, delivering 6,000 “angry letters” to five major banks.
Before the march, the group, Occupy the Board Room, invited people to submit letters online to Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase.
Today, the group delivered printed letters to the doors of the bank headquarters.
The protest was mostly lighthearted, as some dressed as pirate-bankers and chanted rhymes like, “Greedy banks, rich and rude, we don’t like your attitude.”
In front of the Bank of America headquarters and a line of security guards, dozens of protesters folded the letters into paper airplanes, then voluntarily picked them up.
In front of the Morgan Stanley headquarters, protesters prepared a singing telegram with the words, “I live pay check to pay check and find it hard to pay rent. I am not writing to offend or attack. I simply want to share my struggles.”
Protesters asked bank spokesmen to invite the CEO James Gorman to lunch.
After declining, the spokesmen agreed to pass along to Gorman the contact information of a protest leader, Austin Guest.
Guest, who co-founded OccupyTheBoardRoom.org, said the spokesmen were “nice,” shook their hands, and thanked them for their time...
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