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Arrests At Bank Of America Protest In Boston

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A crowd of protesters marches through Boston.

A crowd of protesters marches through Boston.

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 BOSTON (AP) – Police have arrested two dozen protesters for trespassing during a demonstration against Bank of America’s foreclosure practices at the banking giant’s headquarters in downtown Boston.

Organizers say the event was an act of civil disobedience  intended   to send the message that the lender’s practices were unfair.
 
“They wanted to be arrested, and we obliged,” Boston police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said.
 
Organizers say about 3,000 people joined the protest.
 
Bank of America spokesman T.J. Crawford dismissed the demonstration as a publicity stunt.
 
There was no mention of Bank of America’s planned debit card fees, which recently have generated headlines and frustrated customers nationwide.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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