Police Called, But Allow Protesters ToRemain At DFCU

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DEARBORN, Mich. - (04/03/06) Employees of DFCU Credit Unionallegedly called police to stop protests by members of DFCU OwnersUnited, a group opposing the conversion of DFCU to a mutual savingsbank, but police said they protesters were allowed to remain aslong as they are “peaceful.” In fact, members of DFCUOwners United told The Credit Union Journal that one of theofficers said he was a member of the credit union and he hadalready marked his ballot “no.” Protestors have been onhand at DFCU facilities for at least three days urging members tovote “no” on the proposed conversion. Reportedly morethan 20 protesters turned out on a chilly Saturday over the weekendto encourage other members conducting business inside the CU and atits busy drive-through and ATM drive-ups to vote against theproposed conversion. More are expected to demonstrate at twolocations today. Members of the credit union reported that insideDFCU employees are wearing buttons calling for a “yes”vote, as does supporting signage.

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