Eric Cantona’s Bank Protest looks set to flop
Eric Cantona’s attempt to collapse the European financial system by orchestrating a run on the banks looks set to flop, with a slow trickle of people turning out to drain their accounts.
By Henry Samuel and Heidi Blake 9:45AM GMT 07 Dec 2010, The Telegraph
The plan, dubbed “Bankrun 2010”, has been condemned by the French Banking Federation as “stupid in every sense” and “a charter for thieves”.
Cantona, the actor and former Manchester United striker, hopes that 20 million people across Europe will bring down the banks by withdrawing their life savings today.
A slow trickle of customers turned up to empty their accounts in Paris this morning, but there was still no sign of queues forming 90 minutes after banks opened at 9am.