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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Occupy SF Movement Grows on Market Street

Posted By on Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 7:45 AM

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Last week we told you about the Occupy Wall Street movement spreading all the way to the West Coast, including San Francisco. Near the Financial District, protesters have set up a makeshift home for themselves, equipped with tarps, food, rain gear, and, because it's San Francisco, they're attempting to get solar panels.

The group, called OccupySF, is now asking on people to join them today at noon for a demonstration/march outside the Federal Reserve Bank to protest big banks. Afterward, they will go back to living on Market Street, right above the Embarcadero BART stop. "We are occupying this space 24/7 and indefinitely," the group writes on its website.


Protesters say they are getting tons of support, including 20 pizzas donated to them yesterday. Of course, that only creates sanitary issues, which appears to be the biggest challenge for OccupySF at this point.

"We need brooms and mops, this is growing faster than anyone anticipated," says one protester. "But we stand in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street."

Here's a livestream of the San Francisco occupation.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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