Hauling several bags of garbage left at a foreclosed Bank of America property in Malden, dozens of protesters showed up at bank president Robert Gallery's Beacon Hill home Wednesday to dump the trash and unload fury.
"We're here today because of the loan-servicing abuse that's going on in America," Antonio Ennis, of Dorchester, announced through a bullhorn in front of Gallery's 95 Beacon St. home before listing demands the bank must meet to avoid a large protest scheduled at their downtown headquarters Sept. 30. Demands include that the bank:
* Halt all foreclosures and evictions until underwater mortgages can be renegotiated.
* Stop the crackdown on small business lending.
* Rescind its proposed mass layoffs and take steps to protect and create Massachusetts jobs.
* End its board members' policies that exclude Bay State families from key programs like weatherization.
The trash deposited in front of Gallery's home came from a property that has remained vacant for a year at 56 Clinton St., Malden. Bank of America evicted a young family from the house last year and, neighbors say, let the property fall into disrepair. The city fined the bank $500 for keeping the property vacant.
A dozen or so volunteers gathered 10 bags of garbage from the property Monday and delivered it to Bank of America's Malden branch office. The bank manager refused to accept it, so they decided to take it to Gallery's Beacon Hill home.
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