Six arrested at Clayton bank protest

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Posted on December 20, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 20 at 6:52 PM

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Clayton (KMOV.com) – Six of the more than three-dozen protesters carrying signs and chanting outside the Bank of America building in downtown Clayton, Missouri have been arrested.

The protest was sparked by the case of south St. Louis residents Mike and Mary Boehm.  The couple tells News 4’s Marc Cox that after Mike Boehm lost his job in 2009 they applied for and were told they qualified for a loan modification from the Bank of America.

The Boehms say that despite making all the payments under their loan modification agreement, they were notified by the bank that foreclosure proceedings would begin the day after Christmas.

The Boehms are being joined in their protest by members of Missourians Organized for Reform and Empowerment.  The group says that it is protesting against all big banks that are not being fair with struggling home owners.

Police at the scene had warned the protesters they could be arrested if they attempted to enter the bank, which is located in the 7800 block of Forsyth.

News 4’s Marc Cox is attempting to get a statement from Bank of America.  He is waiting on a call back from their public relations office in California.

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