Group protests in Blackwood banks
5:41pm Tuesday 5th November 2013 in Campaign news
THE shadowy group Anonymous made an appearance in Blackwood yesterday (Tues) as part of an international day of "civil disobedience".
The group challenges prevailing ideas about the need for cuts and job losses.
A small group of people, armed with a ukulele, leaflets and a blackboard saying "You Are Not A Loan" entered several banks, moneylenders and bailiffs on Blackwood High Street.
Customers and employees were treated to a song and dance routine.
Police attended but found the last performance had already finished.
One participant said "Hopefully we brightened their day, but there's also a serious message. I mean, is it right that a few individuals should make a handsome profit out of other people's misfortune?"
Another protester said "The banks have had government handouts to lend to people and make a profit from. That's our money - tax-payers money - that we're having to borrow back at extortionate rates, and for what? To make rich people even richer.”
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