Members of Occupy Miami moved into the lobby of a Coral Gables Wells Fargo bank on Wednesday -- a bank they allege to be a one of the “foreclosure kings” in Florida.
The group of eight marched to the branch singing the Madness classic “Our House” and carrying household items and furniture. Making themselves comfortable in the lobby, the group set up a table surrounded by chairs and played dominoes.
“Wells Fargo has foreclosed on so many of our homes, that we thought we could take the lobby,” explained an Occupier to a Wells Fargo staff member approaching to ask the group to move outside. (Watch the group's day of action above.)
An Occupier dressed in business attire presented a novelty check to bank staff, claiming it was for the amount the bank has evaded in taxes plus $36.9 billion in federal bailout money Wells Fargo received from the government.
“We find these figures to be unacceptable, and proof that these lending institutions do not benefit the communities they operate in,” Occupiers said in a release.
The living room staging was a part of Occupy Miami’s "American Spring Cleaning" movement, which will culminate at a protest scheduled May 1 at the Torch of Friendship in Bayfront Park.
WATCH: Occupy Miami protesters are evicted from their downtown location by riot police earlier this year:
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