Demonstrators rally their support for Bank Transfer Day [November 5, 2011] and the Occupy movement under the shadow of the Bank of America and Wells Fargo building in the financial district in downtown Los Angeles. On this particular day, the Occupy movement called on the 99% to transfer their money from big banks to credit unions. Several hundred supporters listened to speakers, danced to drums and chanted. Following the speeches, the protestors marched north on Grand Avenue making their way to City Hall, a center of the Occupy LA movement.
A man dressed as John Lennon from the Beatles holds a sign proclaiming “Imagine Fairness” at the rally being held for Bank Transfer Day on November 5, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles, California.
Brian Hakes waits for the start of the rally in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles.
Terri Green, an organizer for Good Jobs LA, leads the crowd in a chant.
A protester waits for the start of the rally in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles.
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask rallies on Bank Transfer Day in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles.
Mike Oren, nicknamed “Peace Walker”, holds up a peace sign at the rally on Bank Transfer Day in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles. Oren has displayed his “Peace Walker” tattoo since January ’05.
Kyle, age 12, portrays a “blood-sucking banker” alongside of his parents at the rally for Bank Transfer Day in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles.
A counter-protester (left), who interrupted the speaker with accusations of Communism, is confronted by supporters of Bank Transfer Day and Occupy LA.