On April 29, more than 10,000 union members and others organised a protest on Wall Street in New York organised by the AFL-CIO union federation, Alternet.org said the next day. “The banners declared ‘Wall Street: Never Again’ and ‘Less Audis, More Audits’. Almost to a one, they echoed the clear policy demands of the day: regulatory reform, new taxes on banks and speculators, and a jobs bill.”
Direct action protests occurred in the lobbies of investment banks Wells Fargo and J.P. Morgan Chase. Speakers representing hundreds of labour, religious and community groups demanded Wall Street does its part to fix the mess it created. “They railed against budget cuts in city housing, health and education, overseen by the city's billionaire mayor who opposes a financial transaction tax”, Alternet.org said.