OUTRAGEOUS | Citibank – Try to Close Your Bank Account, Get Arrested!

From the NY Post:

24 protesters were arrested when a mob stormed a LaGuardia Place Citibank and shouted slogans as two demonstrators closed their bank accounts in protest just after 2 p.m.

“[The protesters] all went in a big flash mob to close their accounts,” said Adrielle Slaugh,a 24-year-old office manager who saw the clash. “There were about 30 of them. They were screaming and chanting while they were going in. Security told them to leave, but they didn’t. They stood in a group chanting things to the tellers. There were locked in, and then they were taken away.”

This was Citibank’s statement:

A large amount of protesters entered our branch at 555 La Guardia Place around 2:00 PM today. They were very disruptive and refused to leave after being repeatedly asked, causing our staff to call 911. The Police asked the branch staff to close the branch until the protesters could be removed. Only one person asked to close an account and was accommodated.

Call Citibank President Vikram Pandit and tell him to stop arresting his customers. His office line is (212) 793-1201, and his email address is vikram.pandit@citi.com. Other numbers to try: (866) 213-0890 (718) 248-6433 or (210) 677-7284, or on Twitter @askCiti

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11 Responses to “OUTRAGEOUS | Citibank – Try to Close Your Bank Account, Get Arrested!”
  1. lvent says:

    WTF? Is with all of the cops the one with the club…esp..Who were the plain clothes dudes that grabbed that woman……? This is Orwellian and creepy…these cops are idiots…this is an idiocracy…..!!!

  2. lvent says:

    More B.S. from Shitty Bank and the New World Horder…!!!!! They are afraid the time has come for these crooks to face up to all of their balance sheet fraud….!!! The books are cooked…and have been for years…!!!! Has anyone noticed the BOGUS NEW FANNIE MAE COMMERCIAL?……EVEN MY LOCAL NEWS, CHANNEL 5 IS TELLING EVERYONE TO CALL FANNIE MAE TO SAVE YOUR HOME FROM FRAUDCLOSURE!!!!!!! There is suddenly a huge push by THE FEDERAL GOVT..VIA THEIR SCUMBAG CROOKS AT FANNIE MAE TO “RESTRUCTURE” OUR MORTGAGE DEBT…….HA..LMAO!! THAT BOAT SAILED OVER A YEAR AGO…..I REF– USE TO PAY FOR THEIR $140 TRILLION IN UNSUSTAINABLE MORTGAGE FRAUD DEBT OR TO CONTRIBUTE TO KEEP THEIR PONZI SCHEME WITH MORTGAGES GOING ANY LONGER…!!!…..THEY AREN’T GETTING ANOTHER DIME FROM ME!!!!!…THEY PUT ME AND MY FAMILY THROUGH A LIVING HELL…..AND WE ARE STILL LIVING IT…..THEY CAN ALL EAT THEIR FRAUD AND DIE…..!!!!

    • housemanrob says:

      VENT, ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR SIGNATURE……….HIGHLY VALUABLE………WITHOUT IT THEY CAN NEVER EVER CLEAR TITLE! EVERYBODY FACING FORECLOSURE SHOULD SIGN NOTHING……..IT IS THEIR NEWEST AND POSSIBLY THE LAST PLAN TO GET TITLE FIXED! IT IS NOT THAT THEY DO NOT WANT TO SELL HOMES…..THEY JUST CANNOT WITHOUT YOUR SIGNATURE……..THEY CAN GET MINE AFTER I CLEAR THEIR CHECK TO ME FOR 100K UPFRONT………I SAID UPFRONT!!!!!!!!!!

      • lvent says:

        They won’t get me to sign up for anything…..the attorney from my original house closing in 92 already told me last spring, this debt is unsustainable…don’t sign or agree to anything….He told me they are going to set you up to fail with a balloon somewhere in the loan and then you will lose your house for sure….And with this horrible economy…we are lucky we are keeping the lights on and food on the table…They can shove it….It is our turn to blackmail them now!!!

  3. Fury says:

    i don’t hear any chanting or see any “flash mob” activity.

    what a farce.
    great job, citibank —strong-arming and arresting your customers.

    banks will use any excuse to keep you from your money.

  4. The only mob I saw on the video is the police, even more incredible, a customer that had already closed her account was pushed back inside and arrested wow !!! OUTRAGEOUS!

  5. Michael says:

    Only mob I saw was, as usual, by the police, and an assault from somebody who looked like a security guard.

    So now banks have decided not only are they entitled to subsidies via direct and indirect bailouts, but looks like they also refuse to allow people to close their accounts.

    Just like the bailouts were “for the common good,” I wonder what the excuse will be for putting the first amendment on ice?

    • lvent says:

      Accounting fraud cover up…!!!!! The banksters are hanging on to their balance sheets by their fingernails!!!!…like the assholes on FOX said about homeowners last year…The little guy is hanging on to his house by his fingernails…what goes around comes around….

  6. Bobbi Swann says:

    Pandit claims that no one has called him on his offer to speak to anyone @ OWS…..problem is the VM is full and you can’t leave any messages….let’s all email that SOB!!!!!!

  7. pamelag says:

    we each have the power of ONE! Boycott Boycott Boycott! God Bless Us All!

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