Representatives of the 99% movement are protesting this morning outside the Wells Fargo Bank, 3200 E. Kimberly Road, in Davenport to call attention to Bank of America practices.

While Bank of America's CEO and shareholders meet later this week in Charlotte, N.C.,  the  movement is taking to the streets across the nation to protest the company.

As the economy declined, Bank of America made millions in profits by avoiding taxes and foreclosing on homes, which hit communities of color especially hard, according to 99% representatives.

The groups says thousands of people are protesting, marching, and raising their voices in solidarity in 200 communities across the nation to draw attention to Bank of America.

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Over taxed

What is 99% movement?

Gene J

As one of the protesters there this morning, I was happy to do my part in revealing to Quad City residents that our banks have stopped representing the depositors interests and are more interested in corporate profits. My money is in a local credit union, and I recommend that others utilize local businesses where possible.

georgeandersonxyz

Gene, did you say as the one protester.............

dregstudios

We must abandon the “love it or leave it” attitude, where the general public has rolled over for Corporate America and accepted it’s our job to pay their way. Year after year these companies report record profits so why aren’t they paying record taxes? These companies have the power to not only save our economy but to close the income gap by paying employees more but instead they gut the Middle Class for all their worth. Every single protester is a hero in my book and I even helped create some free posters for the cause which you can download from my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/11/propaganda-for-occupy-movement.html

Lumpart

Get a job fleabaggers! Quit picking on corporations with no soul.

FromNYC

One person does not constitute a protest no matter how large the sign. Did the editor take the day off or is the paper trying to promote a cause. The best and most accurate way to describe the 99%ers is with terms like "impotent, futile, weak, unpopular, discredited, unpopular" Even the term 99% is a misnomer.

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