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Protesters Dressed As Robin Hood Kayak Up Chicago River To Protest Mortgage Bankers Association

By Zaid Jilani  

"Protesters Dressed As Robin Hood Kayak Up Chicago River To Protest Mortgage Bankers Association"

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This weekend, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) held its annual meeting in Chicago. The MBA represents some of the nation’s top foreclosure mills, and has over 2,400 members, including “mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.”

In order to protest the practices of the MBA member companies represented at the meeting, a group of 40 protesters from National People’s Action, working with a coalition called Take Back Chicago, decided to dress as Robin Hood and kayak up the Chicago River. Once the protesters reached the Michigan Bridge, they unfurled a banner that read: “Wall Street: Steals from the 99%. Gives to the Rich. Let’s take it back!” Watch them:

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to protest the MBA meeting in Chicago today, part of a larger 99 percent movement aiming to take back the country’s social and economic systems from the richest 1 percent of Americans.

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