Occupy Seattle aims message at visiting Chase Bank CEO

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 6:28 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 2 at 5:46 PM

SEATTLE -- Occupy Seattle protesters are targeting their message against big banks. They plan to show their displeasure with a rally and march in downtown Seattle Wednesday night, which could impact traffic.

The protesters, currently camped outside Seattle Central Community College, plan to attend a 6 p.m. rally at Westlake Park, then march to the downtown Sheraton hotel at 6th Avenue and Pike Street. One organizer expects the protest to last at least three hours.

Several protesters were preparing for the march, painting signs that carry messages against Chase Bank and its CEO Jamie Dimon. Dimon is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a University of Washington Business School event Wednesday night at the Sheraton.

One protester said he wants the Chase CEO to see tonight's rally and hear why they're frustrated.

"You should be thankful that the taxpayers bailed you out, kept you afloat while you figured out what was going on internally, and you thank us with more fees," said David, Occupy Seattle protester. 

The movement continues to focus its events on banks this weekend, holding what it calls a "Bank Transfer Day" on Saturday.  Organizers say the point is to encourage people to move money out of big banks and into credit unions.
 

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