WASHINGTON - A Bronx-based community organization filed a protest Thursday against Marine Midland Bank, trying to block the New York bank's acquisition of six branches.

The complaint by Inner City Press/Community on the Move, filed at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, states that Marine Midland's pattern and practice of marketing, branching, and servicing upper Manhattan and the Bronx constitutes a clear violation of the Community Reinvestment Act.

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