The Associated Press:
Philadelphia -- Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and her
running mate have been arrested at a sit-in at a Philadelphia bank over
The arrests came after about 50 party supporters staged a protest
Wednesday against Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored mortgage lender.
Some tried to reach Fannie Mae's downtown office through the
adjacent bank. They staged a sit-in when they were denied access to the
Stein and her running mate, Philadelphia activist Cheri Honkala, are among five people arrested. Police say they will
face charges of defiant trespassing.
The demonstrators included several city residents struggling to keep their homes. Two met with Fannie Mae officials.
Stein is a Harvard-educated physician. Her "Green New Deal" platform
aims to create sustainable local economies and reduce corporate power in