Bank Protests Come to Springfield

A large crowd of protesters from around the state marched through Springfield on Monday afternoon, halting traffic for more than an hour as they shouted their opposition to the bank bailouts of 2008.

They called it a "non-violent peaceful act of civil disobedience," walking from the south end of Main Street and ending at a prominent Bank of America office downtown. About 300 people from around the state shouted, "Bank of America, bad for America."