Occupy Protesters Arrested At SF Wells Fargo

Before opening hours today, more than 200 protesters blocked a Wells Fargo branh office in San Francisco on all four sides, on California, Montgomery, Liedesdorff and Sacramento streets. Dozens of San Francisco officers and a few fire trucks also surround the bank. No arrests reported yet.

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Update: Six protesters have now been arrested in front of Wells Fargo, without incident, shortly after officers in riot gear showed up at the Sacramento Steet entrance to Wells Fargo. Protesters were moved away from the entrance. Some business people on a balcony overlooking the scene cheered the protesters.

It's also apparently a busy, busy morning for occupiers in that area, as already today protesters started the day at 6 a.m. in front of Goldman Sachs, some dressed as squid. The costumes are a reference to Rolling Stone magazine writer Matt Taibbi's description of Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity."

One staffer swore at the protesters and a businesswoman from Seattle said "they are freaks and they should get a job" as she was diverted to another entrance.

Also, another group of occupiers are protesting at a federal court house in Oakland today. Watch for updates here.
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Before opening hours today, more than 200 protesters blocked a Wells Fargo branh office in San Francisco on all four sides, on California, Montgomery, Liedesdorff and Sacramento streets. Dozens of San Francisco officers and a few fire trucks also surround the bank. No arrests reported yet.

Wells Fargo employees were waiting in the rain and under awnings on Liedesdorff alley. They don't look happy.

Protesters are chained to each other in front of the building, preventing employees from entering.

The bank is currently closed.

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