Sixteen Philadelphia community groups and credit unions are leading a protest against Commerce Bancorp, accusing it of not lending money in minority or low-income areas.

The 12-day protest, which started Wednesday, is "designed to put pressure on Commerce Bancorp to do lending and put branches in urban areas, specifically in Philadelphia," said Chris Schweitzer, director of the Kensington Joint Action Council, a member of the Neighborhood Economic Survival Coalition.

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