Earlier today, a group of demonstrators converged on the corner of 45th and Meridian, in front of Chase Bank, holding a large banner that read:
They Get The GOLDMINE
We Get The SHAFT!
The demonstrators dispersed by the time we made it up there, but someone in the Twitterverse posted a picture here: http://twitpic.com/50ot2p
Reader Luna sent us some pictures of the chalked epitaphs that were temporarily left behind, and we’ve put them in a slideshow below (folks on phones and tablets can click here to see them). She told us that as she rounded the corner, she bumped into a guy that was already hooking up a power washer.
Why are people down on Chase? This website (http://usuncut.org/) may provide the answers.
Here’s more info if you’re interested in the motivation behind the demonstration:
Nothing about why they chose the Chase Branch in Wallingford.
P.S. I wasn’t part of the demonstration! I was doing my “walking errands” later in the day and came across the sidewalk commentary. It was interesting watching the seemingly nervous reactions while passersby read the comments though.
This is just chalk right? Boy, even our tagging is passive-aggressive and non-committal.
Apparently Dennis Kucinich was in the house: