Members of Occupy Delaware plan to march in their pajamas as they begin what they say will be a series of “Banksleep” demonstrations.
The movement that began on Wall Street last fall and spread to cities across the country is trying to draw attention to the role they believe the banking industry had in the foreclosure crisis.
The “occupiers” are targeting banks that were deemed “too big to fail,” and will start with Bank of America on North King Street. They plan to dress in their pajamas and carry sleeping bags to the bank, where they intend to spend the night on the sidewalk. “Banksleep” actions will be held one night a week, rotating among various banks in Wilmington.
Occupy Delaware also plans to head to New York to join the May 1st “general strike” protests that are planned for cities around the world, and is organizing a May 5th “Occupy the Community” event.
Members of the group has been spending nights on Wilmington’s Peter Spencer Plaza since November. They have also demonstrated at several sheriff sales, trying to delay or prevent sales of foreclosed properties.