Protests rock Chicago bankers conference

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CHICAGO — Chanting "ABA you're the worst, time to put the people first," over 1,000 people confronted the officers of some of America's biggest banks today, Oct. 26, on the second of three days of protest during an ABA (American Bankers Association) conference. Tomorrow on the third day thousands more, including AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and Change to Win president Anna Burger, will demonstrate in the name of taxpayers, retirees, family farmers, clergy, workers, students, homeowners, and community allies.

Today's protest also included protesters taking over the lobby of Goldman Sachs Chicago Headquarters demanding that the officers accept a letter from people hurt by their policies. Protesters carried signs demanding rigorous re-regulation of banks and financial institutions and for breaking up the biggest banks deemed "too big to fail."