Move On: “Security locked Citibank customers inside as they arrested 23 #OccupyWallStreet protesters for attempting to close their bank accounts during a mass public action this afternoon. Watch the live stream as protesters march on Times Square at 3:00pm on Saturday.”
This simply cannot be the whole story. There is nothing illegal about withdrawing your funds from a bank.
The worst possible thing these folks could’ve done is made a scene while withdrawing their funds. Carrying a sign announcing your intentions is fine, but making a huge scene is unnecessary, and it’s not what the OWS movement needs.
If, on the other hand, the protesters were respectful, quiet, and peaceful, being held against your will is a crime.