Activists protest Goldman Sachs ties to Trump administration
New York, NY— Today, around 40 activists and victims of the foreclosure crisis took over Goldman Sachs lobby to protest the banks’ growing influence on the United States Government. The activists were met with a disproportionate use of force against the activists and a photographer with a press badge. NYPD officers and Goldman’s private security groped, pushed and choked some participants who were peacefully protesting at Goldman Sachs.

Under the banner #GovernmentSachs participants chanted and called out Government Sachs for its role in the foreclosure crisis and the extraction of wealth from low-income and middle-income families across America.

The protest at Goldman Sachs’ headquarters, the first at Goldman since Trump’s appointments, is part of a growing resistance against the Trump administration and his appointees, many of whom come directly from Goldman Sachs.

Activists called out Goldman for the disproportionate use of force and announced an encampment leading up to inauguration on January 17th.

“I got pushed and shoved for calling for a meeting with Donald Trump at Goldman Sachs. My friend was choked, that is unacceptable,” said Jean Sassine, a Queens resident at the lobby takeover. “ I lost my job and almost lost my home due to the foreclosure crisis that was created by Goldman executives. We can’t back down now. We’ll be back on January 17th at Goldman Sachs and take over their offices until they end this heinous takeover of our government.”

Activists announced they will be back at Goldman Sachs on January 17th and until inauguration.

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