PHOTOS: Protesters stage hockey game in the middle of South Broad Street
Jobs advocacy coalition Fight for Philly staged a bizarre hockey match in the middle of South Broad Street this afternoon to mock Wells Fargo’s 160th anniversary with a protest.
“This is our little celebration for them,” group spokeswoman Jess Burgan said.
Wearing “Wall Street Bullies” jerseys that riffed on famous players with names like “Greedsky” and “Blameyieux,” the protesters shut down part of South Broad Street below City Hall to play a quick game of street hockey, replete with a sports announcer calling the shots.
“We’re here because corporate America is way out of reality with regular working people,” player-protester Earl McCollum said.
Wielding signs along with their sticks, participants railed against bank bailouts, education cuts and a $300,000 raise for Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf, who they said made $17.9 million in 2011.
They even presented Stumpf with a “birthday gift” – his very own “Wall Street Bullies” jersey, which they left in front of Philadelphia’s main Wells Fargo location on the 100 block of South Broad Street.