Banks Get White Powder and Menacing Letters In May Day Protests
Letters containing suspicious white powder arrived in the mail rooms of Manhattan banks as well as City Hall today as a series of May Day protests unfolded around the city.
Labor, immigration and Occupy Wall Street activists spearheaded the protests. May 1 is known as international workers’ day.
At least seven locations in New York City, primarily Wells Fargo branches, received menacing letters containing the white powder on Monday and today.
“This is a reminder that you are not in control,” said a message that arrived with the envelopes. “Just in case you needed some incentive to stop working we have a little surprise for you. Think fast you have seconds.”
The letter ended with a taunt.
“F— THE BOSSES F— THE BANKS F— THE PIGS ‘Happy May Day.'”