Posted on July 30, 2018

Fifth Third Bank Security Doors to Come Down at South Side Branches

WBBM-TV, July 25, 2018

The additional security doors at various Fifth Third banks around the city will be coming down. Protesters said security measures at nearly a dozen Fifth Third Bank branches in Chicago were racist for their presence in predominantly African American neighborhoods.


“You couldn’t move to the inner door ‘til they buzzed you in, like some kind of criminal,” [Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church] said.


The security door system has been replaced by an armed guard.

About five miles away at a branch on East 79th Street, the double door and red light/greenlight system is still in place.

Fifth Third Bank says it will go away in the near future, along with the doors at all branches.

“We just want business to treat our community with respect. If you don’t want to, just leave,” Pfleger said.