By: Staff report, SF Examiner — 10/06/11 8:17 AM
The protesters associated with “Occupy SF” had set up a minitent city in front of the Federal Reserve Bank at 101 Market St. They are occupying the area in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street as part of a movement to protest the disparity between the rich and poor.
But police forced the protesters to take down their camp Wednesday night, saying that while they have a right to demonstrate they cannot block sidewalks with items such as tents, crates and other objects.
At one point there were upwards of 70 cops waiting around the corner from the camp on Main Street.
There was one arrest. An assault on an officer, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
Some of the protesters were loudly debating whether they should take down the camp or stay and get arrested. Continue reading