MBA Expects 1,500 Anti-Wall Street Protesters at Annual Convention

About 1,500 protesters are expected to picket the Mortgage Banker Association’s annual convention in Chicago Monday afternoon as part of the growing anti-Wall Street movement.

The MBA has learned of the pending demonstration and has hired additional security over and above the normal contingent of hotel staff and off-duty policemen to keep the picketers outside the Hyatt Regency hotel, where the three-day conference is being held.

Two years ago at the group’s annual convention in San Francisco, protestors gained entrance to the meeting with falsified media credentials and disrupted a session before being ushered off the stage. This year, the MBA is taking no chances that such an interruption will happen again.

“As long as we can keep them outside, they can protest all they like,” an MBA official told National Mortgage News.

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Article source: http://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/dailybriefing/2010_449/anti-wall-street-protesters-mba-convention-1026904-1.html

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