Over 1,000 people said, “Enough is enough!” to Bank of America on Friday, gathering at the Boston Common Bandstand and marching to the corporation’s regional headquarters downtown to fight back against unemployment, foreclosures and the ongoing economic crisis.
Reporter Sydney Shea was at the scene and talked to some of the marchers. Here is what they had to say:
“I’m expecting massive action,” said Chris, from Unite Here! “Either we’ll get shut down or the banks will get shut down.”
“It would be good to get the economy turned around,” said Liz Jolly, of Woburn.
“It’s great that everyone’s participating and coming together as one to support this,” said Brittany Becker, of St. Louis.
“We’re all fighting for the same thing,” said Mike Dennis, of the East LA Community Corporation. “There’s a lot of protesting going on on Wall Street and we just want to get this in one place.”
“It’s really important for us to be part of the cause from the lense of an LGBTQ person,” said Tiph Browne, of FIERCE. “It’s really stretching the budgets of lots of cities.”
“In the next few months, they are going to make decisions on the budget that are going to affect us for the next 10 years, and they need to hear our voice,” said Daryl Wright, of Dorchester People for Peace.
“I have a house, and the bank is trying to foreclose on me,” said Jason, of MassUniting. “The way the economy is, people are losing jobs.”
“It’s time that the people rise up and show that we’re not afraid – we will not back down,” said Rosina, a woman carrying a sign that read ‘Rebellion is Sexy.’ “We’re here to take back the country from the criminal class. These people are nothing more than legalized criminals.”
Photos by our fearless editor @daviday.
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