A.I.G. Protests in New York, Boston and Pittsburgh
As AIG gets raked over the coals in Washington, American citizens are taking matters into their own hands, protesting outside the insurance giant's Manhattan headquarters.
AIG staff are urged not to display any corporate-branded clothing or accessories. Here's the whole HOWTO on how to evade an angry mob.
A.I.G. acknowledged in a memo that such protests are “generally peaceful.”
Still, the company urged employees to avoid leaving the building during the protest and, if they needed to leave, to avoid the protesters and not to engage them.
Such protests are also taking place in Boston:
"Our tax dollars are going to bolstering up these banks," Kevin Monahan, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103, said as he marched with roughly 130 others from the Bank of America offices on Federal Street to AIG's offices on High Street. "With construction at a 10-year low, we're interested in making sure our dollars aren't going to bailouts that aren't helping the economy."
... and in Pittsburgh.
Opponents will protest in front of the building that houses AIG's Pittsburgh offices on Liberty Avenue.