Group leads protest outside national bank
By Staff Reports
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
10/05/11 at 2:21 PM
A group of 10 gathered Wednesday outside the Tulsa branch of a national bank to protest what they called the culture of corporate greed, modeled after ongoing protests in New York.
"This is the beginning of our push to make our voices heard against corporate greed," said Daniel Lee, one of the event's organizers.
Other demonstrations by the group, Occupy Tulsa, were held last weekend and are planned for later this month. Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on in New York City for more than three weeks and have now spread to other major cities.
Lee said they chose the Chase Bank, 6660 S. Sheridan Road, for the mini-protest Wednesday because of the bank bailout money received by the bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and perceived impropriety.
Several vehicles honked as they drove by the group of about 10 in the noon hour Wednesday.
Daniel Lee (left) holds a sign in front of the Chase Bank at 6660 S. Sheridan Road to protest inequality across the country, modeled after the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests in New York. JERRY WOFFORD/Tulsa World