"Scenes From Oakland’s General Strike: Activists Shut Down Local Citibank Chapter"
Today, thousands of Oakland residents are participating in a general strike to protest last week’s police brutality and to draw attention to the economic inequality that the 99 Percent are protesting. Numerous local businesses have shuttered their doors in solidarity, and Mayor Jean Quan has even allowed most city employees to take part in the strike if they choose to.
As a part of a day of actions, hundreds of demonstrators shut down a local Citibank chapter. Not only did the demonstrators engage in mass demonstrations outside, but they unfurled a banner laying out some of the megabank’s misdeeds. Here’s some photos from the demonstration that forced the local Citibank to shut its doors:
Twitter user and Oakland demonstrator @bschlenk reports that a local Bank of America has been shut down as well:
Russia Today reports that local branches of Comerica, Chase, and Wells Fargo were also shut down.