Bank of America targeted for protests at political conventions

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"Occupy"-style protesters will have both political and corporate targets at hand next week when theDemocratic National Convention is held in Charlotte, N.C, Bank of America Corp.'s hometown.

A group organized under the March on Wall Street South banner planned to demonstrate beginning Sunday at BofA's headquarters and at Wells Fargo & Co.'s regional headquarters in Charlotte.

Protests also were planned at the Charlotte headquarters of Duke Energy Corp. Environmental protesters have targeted Duke because of its reliance on coal-powered generators.

The environmentalists also have criticized BofA for funding companies that produce and burn coal. The Rainforest Action Network hung an enormous "Bank of Coal" banner on Bank of America Stadium, home to the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, a week before the bank's annual meeting in May.

Los Angeles Times
E. Scott Reckard
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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