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Violent Leftist Activists stormed a NY City bank and took over the lobby. Another example of hypocrisy?

Noisy protesters with signs took over two bank building lobbies on Thursday in a prelude to a Wall Street rally by workers and union leaders angry over lost jobs, the taxpayer-funded bailout of financial institutions and questionable lending practices by big banks.

Hours before the scheduled rally, more than 100 people entered a midtown Manhattan building housing JPMorgan Chase offices. They handed a bank executive a letter requesting a meeting with the CEO, and chanted “Bust up! Big banks!” and “People power!”


Asked by grlygrlz2 at 10:08 AM on May. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Wait a second people....either way you cut it, no matter which side you are on.....this was the wrong way for them to protest legally. When they crowded INSIDE the building and yelled at people THEY WERE WRONG.

    Answer by Whatkids at 1:14 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • What would happen if Tea Party Protestors stormed into the taxpayer funded GM, shut down union operations and yell at them for lying about paying off their debts?



    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:11 AM on May. 1, 2010

  • Grannies singing "God Bless America" at a Tea Party, lefties said they could be dangerous.

    Throwing bottles at police or storming buildings, lefties will call it a peaceful protest.

    Answer by MunchMunch at 10:18 AM on May. 1, 2010

  • Well, I don't condone that type of behavior, so - no hypocrisy on my part.

    Answer by DusterMommy at 10:42 AM on May. 1, 2010

  • Oh please.....nuts can be affilated with the right, the left, the center and with themselves. Why does every question here relate to "Lefties" and Libs" when there is so much crap going on with too many other people....even righties and conservatives. Stop with the negative posts and questions and just concentrate on your own life. Your own family. Your own town.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 AM on May. 1, 2010

  • Well, I don't condone that type of behavior, so - no hypocrisy on my part.

    Ok, but were is all of the outrage from NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, etc........ They sure spent time focusing on the 55+ crowd and their violent and hateful tea parties....


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:51 AM on May. 1, 2010

  • Yesterday, someone said all the immigration protests had been peaceful. When someone linked the bottle-throwing riot, and the refried bean swastika, that person deleted the post.

    Some people are in denial. Not all, but definitely some on here.

    The news organizations have shown their obvious bias as well.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:58 AM on May. 1, 2010

  • What the hell? How is that violent? They just crowded themselves into the bank and started shouting. If you want to see violent protesting, I've got plenty of photos for you.

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 11:14 AM on May. 1, 2010

  • Oh yeah, and it's people like YOU, grly, that continue to spread the lies, hate and fear. That's what you are, a hate monger.
    You take something mild and tweak the wording to make it look like something wrong was done. They were well within their rights to protest, and no one was hurt. People like you are the reason we have so much hate toward the dividing lines.

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 11:16 AM on May. 1, 2010

  • I see no mention of violence in this article. I don't understand why everyone is saying that there was violence just because the heading of the question mentions it. In fact, when these people were escorted from the bank they're chants were "The police need a raise!" Hardly the sort of thing you'd shout if you were going to throw a bottle at them...

    These people are outraged that the banks are screwing the American people, while the American people are the ones who just bailed them out. Honestly, I think that's outrageous no matter what your political standing is, if the Tea Party folks really are fed up with the way tax payer money is being used, they should be right in line with these protesters.

    Answer by beckcorc at 11:28 AM on May. 1, 2010