Firefighters in Wisconsin marched to the M&I bank earlier today in Madison and withdrew their money.  In total they took an estimated $192,000.  

They asked others to follow their lead.  Apparently others did.  Just updated:  

A call to M&I’s Capitol Square branch confirms the bank is closed for the rest of the day.

This is how you protest.  

Anyone that has any money in this bank, no matter how little, should withdraw it ASAP.  Make them feel the pain that they are causing the little people.  

Of course it might be difficult to withdraw today, as they’ve had to close their doors to prevent a run.  This story should continue to get out.  The success of closing a bank even temporarily, will inspire other groups to continue their efforts.

When the firefighters arrived at the Capitol this morning they started the chant “MOVE YOUR MONEY!” Firefighters Local 311 President Joe Conway told the audience they should move their money out of M&I Bank. The bank was one of the leading contributors to the Walker campaign due to contributions by current and former executives and board members.  

Off topic of this diary but:
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Madison Fire Chief says he doesn’t have the authority to force the Capital police to remove the cuffs from the door, but he is asking, as it violates State Fire Code.  

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/03/10/954963/-Bank-that-funded-Walker,-now-Closed

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