Rolling loaded dice — five sides of “1%” to one “99%” — in front of a Capitol Hill Bank of America branch in lockdown mode because of the protest, members of #MicCheckWallSt entertained, informed and irritated (a few) Saturday with a game of Monopoly on a stretch of Broadway sidewalk.
More than a dozen police officers and four security guards were on hand in the 600 block of Broadway E as the Occupy offshoot made its point with theatrics, costumes and a few giant props. “The big banks have been playing monopoly with our money and our homes,” the MicCheck announcement for the protest read.
The outsized police presence was on hand as participants in Monopoly costumes handed out flyers and Monopoly cash. The bank was open but operating in lockdown mode as doors were unlocked for each customer and then re-locked after they entered the bank.
There were no reported arrests at the protest.
In March, five members of Occupy Seattle were found not guilty after being charged with trespassing for chaining themselves together inside the Broadway Chase bank in a November protest. It was clear this Saturday that Bank of America wasn’t going to put the jury system to the test on trespassing charges again.