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MoveOn Protest Follows National Campaign, Has Few Attendees

The fight against big banks continues in Bloomington, even though Occupy protestors vacated their camp in the city two weeks ago.

Thursday night, demonstrators gathered with signs in front of the Monroe County Democratic Headquarters as a part of a national push to make Obama hold banks accountable for the housing crisis.

Only three protestors attended the event, but those that did show were passionate. Demonstrator Jason Wright says it is not a matter of signatures, rather a matter of people power.

“So the more people that stand up and say, at the same time, ‘We think this is important, we want you to do something about that,’ then there’s a higher likelihood that things can actually get done,” he says. “Direct Democracy in its way.”

Protester Jennifer Kendzoir says she believes someone needs to be held accountable for the bank’s actions.

“We have a petition with 80,000 signatures of Indiana residents that we’re going to be sending to President Obama, and it asks for him to encourage the Justice Department to fully investigate this matter and also support state and local governments who are trying to investigate and prosecute their end of things,” she says., a liberal non-profit political action committee, sponsored the event as a part of their national “Yes He Can” campaign.

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