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July 18

NYC, NY: Anarchists Rally Against PNC Bank, Demand Divestment from ICE

Report from Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC) on recent anti-ICE divestment actions.

The Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC) organized an action on the 10th of July as an answer to Olympia’s call of action to shut down ICE profiteers. We targeted PNC bank, as it is today the only large bank that has not divested (Chase, BoA, SunTrust, Bank of the West are out), to the best of our knowledge.

We met at Bryant park, which is centered between three PNC branches and did not disclose our target. Consequentially, all three branches in midtown have shuttered without further explanation to their clients. We marched to the branch at 31st and 7th avenue chanting and flyering, and held the ground in front of the bank until their official closing time, 7 PM. There was some coverage of the action on the Pacific Standard.

The Olympia call for action had previously implied that banks shutting their services to the public is probably even at the whiff of protest, but shutting down all three was a bonus. As to date no divestment was announced from the side of PNC, but we are planning to organize future actions.

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