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Occupy group to protest foreclosures at Bank of America

May 8, 2012 |  9:18 am

Occupy protestOccupy Fights Foreclosure activists plan to “fraudulently foreclose” on a Bank of America branch in Pasadena on Tuesday afternoon, highlighting the case of a Los Angeles woman and her disabled daughter who lost their home.

The group, an offshoot of the 99% movement, is staging what it describes as a rally on the eve of Bank of America’s annual shareholders' meeting in Charlotte, N.C. The event will be at the Bank of America branch at 145 W. California Blvd at 4 p.m.

"We are asking that people not curse or act aggressively toward anyone, including police officers," the group said on its website.

The demonstration will be followed at 7 p.m. by an ACLU Pasadena/Foothill panel discussion on housing issues at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena.

The group said it will run buses to and from the event from downtown Los Angeles, leaving Pershing Square at 3 p.m.

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Photo: Thousands joined a May Day rally downtown Los Angeles on May 1, including groups affiliated with the Occupy movement. Credit: Damian Dovarganes / The Associated Press

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