Occupy Wall Street Protesters Shut Down Wells Fargo
Over Foreclosure Crisis

Written by FCJ Editor. Posted in News

Published on October 13, 2011 with 4 Comments

In concert with the growing Occupy Wall Street movement, Shaw-San Liu of the Chinese Progressive Association addresses demonstrators outside Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. Photos by Christopher Cook.

By Christopher Cook

October 13, 2011

Storming through San Francisco’s Financial District in the early dawn Wednesday, hundreds of protesters demanding corporate accountability for the home foreclosure crisis, temporarily shut down Wells Fargo Bank headquarters at 420 Montgomery St., leading to 11 arrests amid the nationwide momentum of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

While suit-clad Wells Fargo employees watched on – most refusing to talk to reporters, some disparaging the protest, a couple whispering their support – police carted away 11 of the 30 people who barricaded the bank’s doors at about 7:45 a.m. A coalition of labor and anti-war groups, communities of color including Causa Justa/Just Cause and Chinese Progressive Association, along with Occupy SF, filled downtown streets with chants and music, in a festive and feisty protest that went on for five hours.

Eleven protesters were arrested during the demonstration.

Supervisor and mayoral candidate John Avalos lends his voice and support to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Supervisor Eric Mar joined a picket outside Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco.