“In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, protesters wearing superhero costumes rallied outside a Beverly Hills Bank of America branch Thursday in support of women and families who have lost their homes due to bank foreclosures.
“It’s International Women’s Day. This is the day women get to come together and say what doesn’t work in our society,” said protester Laurie Kaufman, who dressed up as Superwoman Occupy. “Bank of America is one of those things. They’re too big to fail but they’re too big to exist. The president couldn’t stop them and neither could Congress. So we’re calling on all superheroes to come out, save the day and stand up for the little person.”
The event was coordinated by CODEPINK, a women-initiated grassroots social justice movement. The rally took place at the Bank of America branch at 9454 Wilshire Blvd. Similar protests were held at Bank of America branches in New York City. Also taking part in the rallies were the groups Women Occupy, Rainforest Action Network, Public Citizen and Green Festival.”