- Protesters interrupted JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s remarks at an investor conference on Tuesday.
- Their demands centered on the bank’s financing of the operators of private prisons, which are holding immigrant children detained at the US border.
Protesters interrupted JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s presentation at an investor conference Tuesday not once. But twice.
Midway through Dimon’s remarks at the Goldman Sachs financial conference in New York, a protester shouted at Dimon, demanding an end to the firm’s financing of private prisons that are holding immigrant children detained at the border. A short time later, a second protester got up and demanded the bank stop supporting those firms and “locking those children in cages.”
While protesters have become frequent visitors to bank annual meetings in the years after the financial crisis, they usually can’t get into invite-only investor conferences. Goldman Sachs banking analyst Richard Ramsden gave Dimon a chance after the protestors to answer their demands.
Dimon said the Business Roundtable, where he’s chairman, is in support of “real immigration reform.” He later said that the protesters do raise “legitimate issues.” After the second protesters was escorted out, Dimon encouraged any others to show themselves. “If there’s anyone left here, come on out,” Dimon said. “Get it out now.”
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