The JP Morgan Chase office building in Columbus, Ohio is surrounded by a moat—literally. But that didn't stop hundreds of Americans from finding a way across and storming the castle.
With all entrances blocked by police, what's a group to do? Build a bridge!
Dressed as Robin Hood, hundreds of homeowners, clergy and workers successfully crossed the moat and sent a direct message Chase and other big banks: stop hoarding resources and pay your fair share!
A group of proxies were also inside the Chase shareholder meeting. One member of National People's Action asked Jamie Dimon directly: "As a person of faith, my God believes you shouldn't take advantage of people when they are down. CEO Jamie Dimon, do you believe in the same God I believe in?"
Dimon answered: "That's a hard one to answer."
Jamie Dimon went on, "[for any errors that were made] "we deeply apologize. We are doing everything we can to keep people in their homes that should stay in their homes."
------------- The Showdown in Ohio was being organized by National People's Action and the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, and is part of a series of protests at big bank shareholder meetings nationwide as part of the New Bottom Line Campaign. For more information, visit: http://showdowninamerica.org/ohio and http://newbottomline.com