“Wild Old Women” Occupy Bank of America on Mission

KCBS carries the story about yesterday’s geriatric #occupy protest at the Bank of America branch on Mission Street near Valencia:

It was a slow-moving Occupy Wall Street protest, but it was an effective one. A dozen senior citizens calling themselves “the wild old women” succeeded in closing a Bank of America branch in Bernal Heights Thursday.

The women, aged 69 to 82, who live at the senior home up Mission street from the Bernal Heights Bank of America branch, decided to hold their own protest by doing what they called a “run on the bank.”

Tita Caldwell, 80, who led the charge of women with walkers and wheelchairs, said that they’re demanding the bank lower fees, pay higher taxes, and stop foreclosing on, and evicting, homeowners.

The full story is right here.

PHOTO: KCBS

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7 Responses to “Wild Old Women” Occupy Bank of America on Mission

  1. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Hooray! Go, La Lengua!

  2. Bernal BofA doesnt have a parking lot… Isnt that the Mission st. BofA?

  3. jim caldwell says:

    Which BofA was it?? The photo is of the one on mission near 29th. The Bernal Heights BofA is on Cortland. That’s just another mission BofA ;-)

  4. Todd_Lappin says:

    It was the BoA on Mission, which is indeed within the Dominion of Bernalwood (which includes the La Lengua Autonomous Zone). But the folks from KCBS probably aren’t as finely attuned to the nuances of our geography.

  5. Judge Crater says:

    Good way to encourage banks to keep branches open in undeserved neighborhoods.

  6. Pingback: Occupy Goes Grey: As Seniors Demonstrate, Bank Shuts Down | Engage as You Age

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