Protesters Enter Bear Stearns Lobby, Demand Meeting with Dimon

By Leslie Gersing and Ian Katz – March 26, 2008 19:18 EDT

March 26 (Bloomberg) — Bear Stearns Cos.’ New York headquarters was entered by about 200 people protesting the U.S. government’s role in the securities firm’s sale to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Demonstrators from the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America streamed into the midtown Manhattan building’s lobby through a rear entrance after security guards tried to keep them from using revolving doors. The group demanded to meet with JPMorgan Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon, chanting “We want Dimon.”

“It’s a taxpayer bailout,” Bruce Marks, the Boston-based nonprofit group’s CEO, said of the Bear Stearns sale in an interview today. “You’ve got to take the people who created the mortgage crisis” and have them fix it. [MORE from Bloomberg]

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