November 17, 2011
Police arrested scores of anti-Wall Street protesters in San Francisco on Wednesday after they occupied a Bank of America branch in the city’s financial district.
Demonstrators flooded into the bank during an organized march that began at the protesters’ downtown encampment and ended at a state office building a few blocks away.
The group set up a tent inside the bank branch as more than 100 bystanders watched from outside and police in riot helmets arrested the occupiers one by one, bringing them to a waiting bus.
One protester waved a sign inside that read “make banks pay.” Another held up a sign to a local television station that said they were protesting the link between California’s public higher education system and the banks.
This article was posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 3:41 am