Occupy San Francisco to Shut Down Financial District

Categories: Occupy Bay Area
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Lauren Smiley
Occupy San Francisco is unleashing itself all over San Francisco's financial institutions come Friday, in what protesters are saying will be the largest street protest the city has experienced since the anti-war demonstrations in 2003.

It's been several weeks in the making, ever since the Occupy Movement was booted from its encampment on Justin Herman Plaza. The group has continued meeting and making plans for Friday's event where more than 55 organizations will descend on the Financial District, and the courts. The day is being dubbed "Occupy Wall Street West."

According to Occupy SF:

Occupy Wall Street West actions will target Wall St. banks and corporations complicit in attacking Bay Area communities, homes, education environment, livelihood, and democracy.  The activists demand that banks stop predatory evictions and foreclosures and an end to corporate personhood; and they aim to continue building and mobilizing a strategic mass movement asserting the people power of the 99% for economic justice and a better world.

The plan is to completely shut down San Francisco's financial district, timed to coincide with the opening of the stock market on Friday. It will end with a march to Justin Herman Plaza, and who knows what else.

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Penelopepitstop
Penelopepitstop

I was unemployed for almost two years. Even then, I would not have gone out to ruin the sensitive fabric of our system.  Gte out and volunteer to make the country a better place - don't close down businesses and force your agenda down what most of America does not support. You don't represent the 99%...not now - not ever.

Mrchild
Mrchild

 If  you are tall,and like chating ,yu can go  here. --" Tal l'' h u b". С'⊙M."---It's a cool place,come on ,join in

us,Maybe you will like it

top 5%
top 5%

These slackers probably doesn't even know the market opens at 6:30 Pacific Time.  They'll probably show up at 9:30 or 10:00 around the same time they would report to work when they had their last jobs...lol

Lili
Lili

Occupy needs to shift its attention the IRS-quickly. It is amazing to see so many adults posting such cowardly sentiments.

No one is asking you(the whining adults that contribute to Wall Street misdeeds by attempting to suppress the rights of protesters) to take a day off but at least show recognition of the fact that Wall Street continuously acts in corrupt ways that effect everyone.

But wait-as long as YOU are doing well then everything is okay. It's always someone elses fault right? Your lack of attention couldn't possibly be the reason that Wall Street thinks it's okay to abuse the 99 percent could it?It's always okay until the drama reaches your doorstep and then suddenly you are paying attention.You WILL be paying attention very soon. Everyone will be affected.

Realist
Realist

Alright, Miss Drama. Nobody, other than Occupy, is whining. And nobody is trying to suppress your right to protest. You want to make fools of yourselves, you go on ahead and do it.

To prove you know anything about anything, define Wall Street so that we know what you're referring to when you mention it. I seriously doubt you know anything at all about Wall Street or what it even is. Copy and paste from Wikipedia will not suffice.

Give me one good, real example of how this Wall Street boogey man abuses the so-called 99%. And it better be good, because I'll shove your ignorance down your throat faster than you can say "give me".

Tell me how it is Wall Street, and not your precious Obama government, that acts in "corrupt ways that affect everyone".

I agree that Occupy should "shift attention to the IRS". Please tell them for me to stop handing out the earned income credit to people that pay nothing into the system. Once you've done that, I've got a few more requests.

Come on then, Lili. Answer my questions and then prepare to face logic for a moment.

guest
guest

So another day of bus disruptions for the working class?  That'll show the fat cats!   Thankfully I have a friendly work from home policy. 

Visitsoon
Visitsoon

Pass on the *Good news!TODAY*-Wisconsin citizens turned in 1,000,000,000 signatures-to RECALL Walker  

leftwingidiots
leftwingidiots

Really?  A billion signatures?  Must have collected them in Chicago.

Go back to 3rd grade and learn your arithmetic.

chillednutz
chillednutz

http://occupywallstwest.org/ma...  - um, you're seriously going to hit the branches of the banks?  um,...do you occupy folks even realize there are company headquarters and facilities that would actually SHUT DOWN THE BANKS?  oh wait,....right, forget,...it takes some smarts to figure stuff out.  have fun.

Peoplepower
Peoplepower

Keep the Faith 'We the People' are slowly but surely emerging from a long slumber.Spring is a fine time to put a stop to corporate rule and amend the Constitution.

Realist
Realist

The more these idiots try and disrupt things, the more they show themselves for the arrogant, self-entitled, self-absorbed fools they are. I laughed so hard when I saw that they "intend to coincide the 'shutdown' with the opening of the markets", which means most people working in the SF financial district won't even be at work yet, and proves that, even with all that time on their hands, the Occupy dummies aren't even smart enough to organize their own protest properly. By the time these fools get to the district, we'll be well into the trading day, not that a bunch of bums and hipsters singing songs outside BofA will have any effect on the market, either way.

Yeah, Occupy, you and your 99% crap became irrelevant to the REAL 99% weeks ago.

Slolive
Slolive

Chip had it correct, they have reduced themselves to an arrogant public nuisance.

Jay2004a
Jay2004a

The working public is OVER the "Occupy" movement!  Quit making my work day harder than it already is by shutting down streets - fools!

William Crisolo
William Crisolo

Seriously. I can't stand another BART ride home delayed cause of this. 

s b
s b

I wish people would stop wasting time trying to shut down an individual bank branch and instead, go out and hit the campaign trail, working against corporate influences in the 2012 election (i.e., Mitt "Bain" Romney).  You know, do something productive instead of something symbolic.  You'll help more people in the long run.

Realist
Realist

You forgot to mention Obama, who accepts plenty of corporate bribery, who'll do the same damn things after 2012 that Romney would do if he were to win the election. Obama, Romney, Mickey Mouse ...doesn't matter which of these rodents you vote in.

RobStock
RobStock

I fail to see the logic behind, "the home is vacant, therefore it belongs to a homeless veteran." 

missiondweller
missiondweller

This should be interesting. Can these slackers get out of bed for the 6:30 AM opening of the market?

top 5%
top 5%

These slackers probably doesn't even know the market opens at 6:30 Pacific Time.  They'll probably show up at 9:30 or 10:00 around the same time they would report to work when they had their last jobs...lol

claptrap
claptrap

March in like Grant go out like Lincoln

Qwre
Qwre

Do a true shutdown and making your presence felt by occupying the bay bridge. Now thats a true shutdown

Occufailure
Occufailure

Yeah, that worked really well during the Gulf War Protests that took place exactly 21 years ago. Shutting down the Bay Bridge sure made the protestors' "presence" known while needlessly pissing off thousands of innocent people for no apparent purpose other than to make their presence known. Circular, self-defeating, and totally, selfishly wrong...suppose someone needs to get across the Bridge to see a doctor, or visit a loved on in the hospital, or pick up their kids from day care? I guess others' responsibilities don't register for people who have no responsibilities themselves. 

Guest
Guest

They can shell out the cash and take BART, I suppose.

Green Jerry
Green Jerry

"The plan is to completely shut down San Francisco's financial district, timed to coincide with the opening of the stock market on Friday" --hard to believe the masses will up at 6:30 a.m.

John C. Osborn
John C. Osborn

you obviously didn't pay attention to Oakland when the Occupy there disrupted port operations at 5am. Sorry, your lazy hippie mold doesn't apply to the movement. 

Realist
Realist

Yeah, and you may have noticed how much the people working at the ports, the 99% you supposedly represent, appreciated you guys destroying their workday and selfishly messing with their livelihoods.

You obviously didn't pay attention in noting that this, among many other reasons, is why nobody cares about your fake "movement" anymore. The majority of the real 99% thinks you're a bunch of selfish losers and there is no longer anything you can do to mend your image.

ItsKROOKS
ItsKROOKS

99% of San Francisco will be at work on Friday. 

RobStock
RobStock

Right on!  I love how a few dozen (or even a few hundred) people at these events is somehow being represented as "1%".  Apparently they did not occupy the classroom during math.

Guest
Guest

No comment on who did or did not attend their reading comprehension courses. The 1% are the so-called "corporate fat cats." The 99% is everyone without the 'golden parachute,' is unemployed, under-employed, or in fear of losing their job.

guest
guest

So they are going to show up at 6:00am?  A ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Rowe60
Rowe60

Didn't the state government just vote to extend unemployment benefits? Funny how things converge sometimes.

Lili
Lili

Very cute. I guess you think millions of people being underemployed or not employed at all is a suitable solution to big business not properly hiring,paying, and maintaining American workers.

Nice.

Richmondman
Richmondman

Millions of under and unemployed are the victims of open border policy that Corporate America, behind Reagan, have used as leverage against unions.  The slide in the American standard of living is directly tied to two things:1 - Open borders and illegal immigration that drive down the cost of labor in the US2 - Free trade agreements that ship jobs overseas

Paul McCall
Paul McCall

Yes and we all know how effective the anti-war demonstrations were in 2003. Mission accomplished.

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