UPDATE: October 4, 2011 ; 16:30
It has come to our attention that this video was originally published in August of this year, thus is not a reflection of OccupyProtests currently taking place in New York and the rest of the U.S. We apologize to our readers for the mistake and inconvenience. While not exactly timely, the video nonetheless reflects what we believe will be the response by police departments the country over if bank runs were to become reality.
If this isn’t a indication of what’s to come, then we don’t know what is. This is what it’s going to look like when you try to get to the bank in the middle of a panic.
From what we can gather, according to eye witness testimony, St. Louis PD has barricaded the Bank of America building and is refusing customer access to deposits.
[Video Available Below]
They wouldn’t let me in so I had to push. Somebody stopped me because they pointed at the SWAT team right there.
I don’t believe they have a legal right to keep me from getting my money. That’s why I pushed them. Forget about the SWAT team.
I’ve got a legal right to go into that bank and take my money out.
They would not let me get past that barricade, where those three guys are. I talked to the liutenant of the St. Louis Police Department – and he said they [customers?] don’t have a legal right – but he was going to try to work out something, a symbolic gesture where eight people could pull out their money, I being one of them.
He came back later and said they [BofA] will not go along with that. You will have to withdraw your money online.
Most of the people here [want to withdraw their money] . But they wouldn’t let nobody through. That was our intention [to withdraw our money].
In fact they told us we could do it. All of a sudden, somebody changed the rules. When I first got here they said “we’re going to let you go in and withdraw your money.” And then when I got ready to go in and withdraw my money… “you can’t get in.” They quit talking. They just blocked it.
Hat tip Total Collapse