On the 10th of October, Rev Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir led a funeral march on the Fall Meetings of the IMF and World Bank, The march went to a delegate entrance checkpoint to the World Bank, where a mock funeral for the Bank was staged as people from South Asia and Africa reminded those inside just how much damage the Bank’s programs had done to their countries.
They specifically called out World Bank delegates who claimed the protests were only meant to be “sexy” for having little grip on reality, saying there is nothing “sexy” about people having their land forcibly taken away, and nothing “sexy” about having to stand in the rain and sing and yell at a gray office building to object to it.
The march on the way to the World Bank
Rev Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir
Walkway to checkpoint tent with protesters in it
Protesters at the entrance to the buiilding
The overall scene outside the World Bank