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Occupiers Close BofA Accounts

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Occupy Providence protesters moved beyond Burnside Park Saturday to take action against the nation's biggest bank.

They marched to the Bank of America location on Atwells Avenue and rallied as members closed their accounts. They say the bank forecloses on families, lays off employees and nickels and dimes customers all while continuing to turn a profit.

"Their business practices really have shown that they're for the money and not the people," Jim Daly said after deciding to close his account.

The rally is part of a protest happening nationwide, which the occupiers have deemed "National Bank Transfer Day."

Upon taking their money out, they plan on opening accounts at smaller, local banks. They claim those are "less greedy."

The Occupy Providence protesters have been camping out at Burnside Park since October 15.

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