SC students and Mountain Justice take on BOA

February 27, 2008 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

On the tail end of the mid-day rush today, Mountain
Justice activists entered into a Bank of America
branch in downtown Columbia South Carolina to protests
the bank’s investments in Mountaintop Removal and
coal-fired power plants. While two protestors played
high-energy traditional fiddle and banjo music,
others, adorned with Mountain Justice stickers,
distributed information to employees and
account-holders while one soap-boxed, explaining that
as BoA continues to fund the destruction of
Appalachia, Appalachian musicians would continue to
arrange renegade performances at BoA locations.

One account-holder expressed to us that she was
already unhappy with BoA’s services and thanked us
for sharing our information with her.

The tellers called the cops and we left before they
arrived having already engaged everyone in the branch
and given everyone a flyer. As we left our new friend
who was already unhappy with BoA wished us well.

We headed up the street to the next branch. At this
time one cop showed up to find the protest over and
done with and the protesters gone. When we got to the
next branch another cop was just arriving to secure
that bank as well so we left well enough alone.

This action was organized by an autonomous Mountain
Justice affinity group and supported by activists with
the Southern Energy Network and Students Allied for a
Greener Earth at the University of South Carolina.

it’s fun and easy y’all. you can get the half-sheets
and other great material for this type of action at
ran.org.

wellness,
willie

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