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Occupy Wall Street West Pix
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin ( george [at] directaction.org )
Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM
Photos from Occupy Wall Street West action - January 20 2012

Photos from Occupy Wall Street West action - January 20 2012

Other Occupy-related action reports and photos - http://www.ReclaimingQuarterly.org

Photo by Luke Hauser - http://www.DirectAction.org
§Lockdown - Bank of America
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

The day began with dawn lockdowns at Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Several dozen people were involved int he blockades near the intersection of Montgomery and California in the middle of the financial district.
§Lockdown Theater - Wells Fargo
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

The day began with dawn lockdowns at Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Several dozen people were involved int he blockades near the intersection of Montgomery and California in the middle of the financial district.
§Brass Liberation Orchestra
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

The BLO kept the dancing going in the streets and alleys around Wells Fargo. They were playing a cumbia number during this shot.
§Blockade - Chevron HQ
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

Activists made a banner that exactly blocked the front door of 345 California, SF offices of Chevron.
§Wells Fargo crowd
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

A crowd gathered for street theater performances outside Wells Fargo. At first the cops kept the crowd on the sidewalk...
§Taking the street outside Wells Fargo
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

...but as numbers grew the crowd spilled into the intersection at California and Montgomery - site of major Wells Fargo and Bank of America offices.
§Occupy March
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

A contingent from Occupy Oakland, along with a bus painted suspiciously like a local Muni bus, joined the protest near Wells Fargo. After a while, the OO group led the crowd on a march toward Embarcadero Plaza (10-12 blocks away) for a lunch gathering. Many people stayed at Bank of America and Wells Fargo to support the blockaders. A couple of affinity groups were arrested to open one doorway at Wells Fargo, but otherwise police stayed back.
§Occupy March
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

Occupy California! Well, California Street, anyway.
§Marching past the Fed
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

The Occupy Oakland contingent led the march past the Federal reserve at 100 Market Street - site of the original Occupy SF protest. The Occupy Oakland group marched on to Embarcadero Plaza near the SF waterfront - site of a planned lunchtime meeting, although foul weather made meeting difficult.
§Labor and Student March
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

About the time the OO march reached Embarcadero, a student and labor march was gearing up to march into the financial district.
§Marches Meet in the Streets
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

As the two marches collide, happy chaos fills the streets.
§Food Bank of America
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

A student group declared a B of A branch to be the first Food Bank of America.
§Food Bank of America
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

Everywhere the festive marches went, bank branches locked their doors, making actions like this much easier.
§Police Join Blockades
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

Caught up in the spirit of the day, police officers joined the protest and blockaded the historic One Market building.
§And Another Bank of America
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

There's no shortage of B of A branches aorund downtown, and the police couldn't surround all of them at the same time. The student and labor group occupied the plaza outside the California and Davis branch.
§Reclaim Our Lives
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

Notice the barricades surrounding the grey blob known as the Banker's Heart.
§Die-In Outside Bank of America
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

A dance troupe did a die-in on Bank of America Plaza...
§Dancers Outside Bank of America
by Luke Hauser/George Franklin Friday Jan 20th, 2012 11:22 PM

...then leapt back to reclaim their lives - a beautiful symbol for the entire action.