Nationwide bank boycott comes to Region 8

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A nationwide boycott hit home in Region 8 on Friday when a group brought the protest to the a Jonesboro bank.

In conjunction with a nationwide boycott on banks, several local residents protested outside the Bank of America location in Jonesboro.

"Spend your money local," said Jacob Holloway, one of the protestors at Friday's boycott. He said the residents hope to raise awareness with other citizens in the area. "We want you to keep your money in local credit unions," said Holloway.

Holloway said they are encouraging people to close their accounts in national bank chains and switch to smaller local ones.

The protestors said they will be at the Bank of America through noon on Saturday.

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