Protestors who gathered on Thursday afternoon on the corner of Route 112 and Nesconset Highway said they were there to send a message to President Obama. They want the President to take action against the role banks had in the economic crisis and hold them accountable.
"We're here to insists that he (President Obama) investigate," said Pam Burris, one of the protestors. "Banks shouldn't be getting a slap on the wrist."
The event was part of a national movement organized through MoveOn.org that called for people to protest "Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, and other 1 percent banks that ravaged our economy," according to an email sent out about the event.
That's why the protestors chose that specific corner.
"Because there's a bank here," said Mary Stevenson, the organizer of the local protest who pointed to the nearby on Route 112.
People who took part in the protest held signs, spoke with drivers as they stopped to ask what they were doing and waved to supporters who beeped their horns as they drove by.
"We're trying to wake the people up," said Ed Good, from South Setauket. "Somebody has to do it. The more people we wake up the better off we are."
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