Protesters at Chase NYC offices, want mortgage aid

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Posted: Dec 14, 2009 5:43 PM

Hundreds of people have entered the JPMorgan Chase & Co. offices to protest what they say is the bank's insufficient efforts to help struggling homeowners save their homes.

The protest Monday was organized by the non-profit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, which helps homeowners restructure their mortgages.

Protesters carried signs targeting JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who is in Washington to meet with President Barack Obama. The group was escorted out of the Chase lobby and marched past the New York Stock Exchange.

Some carried signs saying "I'll Be Homeless for X-mas" and "JP Morgan is CHASE-ing us out of our homes!"

A call to a representative for Chase seeking comment was not immediately returned.