Local religious leaders gathered Thursday outside the OneUnited Bank
branch in Grove Hall to urge customers to withdraw their funds because
the bank is planning to foreclose on nearby Charles Street African
Methodist Episcopal Church in Roxbury.
The Rev. Eugene Rivers, a
community activist and a leader of the boycott, said, “We are here today
with much regret and a heavy heart,’’ and urged black customers and
others to “withdraw every dime’’ from the bank.
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