PHOTOS (VIDEOS BELOW):
Photos Taken By Barry Scott of the March below:
UPDATE: Our brave sisters and brothers who sat-in were release at around 10:00PM this evening.
Today 350 of us rallied and marched on the Wall Street Banks in downtown Springfield. We were joined by sisters and brothers from Boston, Hartford, Worcester, Chelsea, Northampton, Amherst, Pittsfield and more. And of course, Springfield represented in big numbers! We marched down Main Street with signs, banners and raucous chants, stopping twice to demand that banks like Citizens bank stop foreclosing and reduce principal and that the Sheriff and banks stop all no-fault evictions after foreclosure!
Then we converged on the downtown branch of Bank of America where 15 brave freedom fighters sat-in at the bank to make it clear that we’re not going anywhere until banks give into our demands! Inside they used the “peoples mic” to communicate our demands to the bank, before chanting along with the booming crowd.
What a powerful day and show of force here in Springfield.Â Thank you to all who came out. BUT THE FIGHTS NOT OVER — look out for upcoming actions in Springfield, across New England and the country!
If you are so inclined:Â please consider donating to the eviction blockade and bail fund to support or brothers and sisters who took a stand and sat-in at Bank of America today, and support Springfield No One Leaves in mobilizing eviction defense of residents being evicted by banks after foreclosure.
Mail Checks to:Â 29 Oakland St, Springfield, MA 01108.Â
Checks Payable to:Â Arise, Inc (Our Fiscal Sponsor)
Memo Line:Â Springfield No One Leaves – Bail Fund
(Make Sure to Specify the Bail Fund if you’d like it to go towards that)