FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The Community Reinvestment Association of North Carolina and the state's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have planned a protest today of Citigroup Inc.'s deal to buy Associates First Capital.

The protesters plan to hold torn red umbrellas outside an Associates branch in Fayetteville. The umbrella was the symbol of Citigroup chief executive officer Sanford I. Weill's old company, Travelers Corp., which merged with Citicorp two years ago.

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