GE annual meeting interrupted by 99 Percent protesters

A group of Detroit pastors, including Homer Jamison (2nd R) and William Rideout (L), are escorted out of the Renaissance Center after disrupting General Electric Co's annual shareholders meeting being held in Detroit, Michigan April 25, 2012. REUTERS-Rebecca Cook

Nearly 100 protesters affiliated with the “99 Percent” populist movement disrupted General Electric Co’s annual shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday in an attack on the largest U.S. conglomerate’s low tax rate.

The demonstrators, who began chanting “Pay Your Fair Share” when the meeting began, were quickly ushered out of the meeting — held in the Detroit building that houses General Motors Co’s headquarters — but could still be heard chanting protests as the meeting got underway.

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