|The scene outside last year's Bank of America annual meeting. |
Photo by Diedra Laird.
Last year, activist groups promised a "spring of discontent" ahead of the annual May meeting. Nothing like that has been discussed so far this year, though Charlotte typically hosts a number of protesters each year for Bank of America's meeting.
The protests, however, may be a little more muted this year since Bank of America's stock has risen more than 60 percent since the last shareholder meeting. Fury over the bank's proposed $5 debit card fee also appears to have died down since then.