Protesters with "Occupy Austin" rallied in front of the Bank of America branch downtown this afternoon, a spokeswoman said.
A few hundred protesters marched from City Hall, where the rally began yesterday, to the branch on Congress Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets about 4 p.m. The group marched back to City Hall about 45 minutes later.
Spokeswoman Lauren Welker said the bank was targeted because it is one of several that head the Federal Reserve, which Welker said is a private corporation owned by private banks, not a public entity.
"A lot of people were angered by Bank of America’s new debit fees," Welker said. "This is to show you can have a profit but you don’t need to take advantage of your customers."
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Randall Twede wrote:what are they protesting anyway?
Frank Silbermann wrote: created the concept of banks too big to fail.
..... The economy cannot work unless people bear the consequences of their own foolish bad decisions.