October 29, 2011
Minneapolis, MN – About 600 people, chanting “the banks got bailed out, we got sold out,” joined Occupy MN, along with labor unions and community groups for a march on the banks here, Oct. 29. The protest coincided with the anniversary of the 1929 Stock Market Crash.
Starting at Peoples Plaza, the march moved through downtown Minneapolis. Coffins bearing the words “corporate greed” were delivered to the front of major banks.
“This is a great event,” stated Deb Konechne of the MN Coalition for a People’s Bailout, who helped MC the protest. “We have had enough of the rich and their banks,” she continued.
Speakers included labor leaders Elliot Seide, director of AFSCME Council 5, Michelle Sommers, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005, Gerardo Cajamarca of the International Mission of the Colombian union SINALTRAINAL which has fought against corporate abuses of Colombian workers and faced severe repression, and others.