Eight Bank Protesters Arrested in Lobby of Law Firm

Protest took place at former law firm of Attorney General Eric Holder

Wednesday, May 22, 2013  |  Updated 9:21 PM EDT
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Eight Bank Protesters Arrested in Lobby of Law Firm

NBCWashington.com

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Police arrested eight protesters Wednesday in the lobby of a D.C. law firm where Attorney General Eric Holder was once a partner. 

Covington and Burling represented banks accused of foreclosure fraud.

The protesters are upset the Justice Department is not prosecuting big banks for foreclosing on homes. They are demanding accountability for what they call a "revolving door" between government and Wall Street interests.

The protesters chanted, “The banks got bailed out, we got sold out.” 

Seven protesters were charged with unlawful entry. One protester was charged with assaulting a police officer.

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