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Forum Post: CNBC: Occupy Wall Street Organizer on Protesting BofA

Posted 6 years ago on May 9, 2012, 8:59 p.m. EST by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC
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"Bank of America is in the news today as an estimated 500 protesters stand outside its shareholders' meeting. "We're here to support equality and fairness," says Occupy Wall Street organizer Max Berger."

Now THAT's how you do PR! Funny how the trolls make multiple threads about the Fox(not)News interview, and nothing about this...



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[-] 2 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 6 years ago

Good video. Wasn't the point of Glass-Steagall to break up or have different classes of banks? Repealing the repeal of Glass-Steagall makes sense to me. Hit them high........repeal the repeal of Glass-Steagall Hit them low.........raise the minimum wage

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

they forgot to mention anti-war issues

but this is about bank of america



A national ad push uses of more massive vehicles

[-] 2 points by Endgame (535) 6 years ago

"Funny how the trolls make multiple threads about the Fox(not)News interview, and nothing about this"

So lets ignore our mistakes and ignore how most of the country sees us even if they are starting to see us more in a negative way every day. ....I see.

I love it when Occupy does MEANINGFUL things like that protest you just posted. Non-violently Occupying BofA's shareholder meeting is brilliant. This is the type of things the movement should be doing.

But we are getting killed in public opinion. And unfortunately the bad PR is outweighing the positive.

[-] 2 points by friendlyopposition (574) 6 years ago

I can't argue with you on this one. He really did a good job, presented himself well and stuck to the message.

[-] 1 points by friendlyopposition (574) 6 years ago

This actually brings up an interesting point. As many of you undoubtedly noticed, there wasn't a whole lot of media coverage about this event. Now, before you cry foul - I don't believe the media was ignoring the event, there just wasn't anything "exciting" for their viewers.

What you had was a large protest (500+) who marched and sang and spoke in the street in front of the BOA meeting, and then marched through the middle of uptown Charlotte to the BOA Stadium. The organizers worked with police to compromise on where they could be and what they could do. 4 of the 6 arrests were pre-planned. Basically, there was no chaos, no clashing with police, no "brutality."

Unfortunately, the message that sends to the protesters is that we have to push the police into taking some sort of action in order to get any decent coverage for our cause. That isn't fair to the protesters or the police.

[-] 1 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 6 years ago

This guy is good! Is there a problem having an articulate well prepared spokesperson who can hold his or her ground against media professionals who are out to muddy up the issues? A spokesperson doesn't have to be "supreme leader".

[-] 1 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 6 years ago