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HSBC protest yesterday (#OWS)

February 15, 2013

Here’s a picture from yesterday (thanks Pam!):


This was near the end when some people had already left. We met on the steps of the NYPL as above but in between we went across the street and marched in front of HSBC, which was barricaded by the police. Indeed there were as many police, or more, as protesters. We chanted things like, “Stop and Frisk HSBC!” or “The banks got bailed out, we got sold out” but my favorite chant was a song Nick and Manny made up during the event:

Bankers and drug lords sittin’ in a tree


First comes love, then comes prrofit,

Then comes a settlement from the Justice De-partment!

Here’s a pic from the marching part with an appropriate Valentine’s Day theme (note the barricades behind the protesters):


And here’s me with my sandwich board. The front (note the long line of police motorcycles behind me):


And the back:


Also check out Taibbi’s HSBC article from yesterday.

Categories: #OWS
  1. February 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    The message was heard! Yesterday’s HSBC action on St. Valentine’s Day was beyond anybody’s expectation.


  2. Amber
    February 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    This isn’t necessarily supposed to be posted, but, speaking of too big to fail, I though you might appreciate this: http://www.upworthy.com/elizabeth-warren-asks-the-most-obvious-question-ever-and-stumps-a-bunch-of-bank and be able to connect it to your blog somehow.

    Hopefully there’ll be a turn around soon.


  3. February 18, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Love your sandwich board.


  4. brownian
    February 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    You look so brave in front of those police men with a smile on your face.


    • February 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks! The cops were great. I saw a bunch of them enjoy my chant, “Stop and Frisk HSBC!”.


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