Sunday, 30 October 2011
Citibank "Arrests" Customers.
Customers of Citibank in New York have been arrested for trying to close their own accounts. Twenty-one Occupy Wall Street protestors enetered the bank and asked politely to close their accounts but bank employees called the police and reported that their bank was being illegally occupied. New York police advised the bank to lock their doors to keep the customers imprisoned until they could get there to arrest them. Effectively the bank was using the New York police force as their own private security. The reason for all this is that banks never keep enough cash to allow all their customers to withdraw all of their money and this is a very real threat to their existence.