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Climate Activists Shut Banks and Blocks of SF Financial District
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction
Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
7 protesters were arrested during a demonstration which blocked streets and buildings in San Francisco’s Financial District on September 25. Demonstrators targeted banks including Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and US Bank, demanding that they stop all funding of fossil fuel producing businesses.

[Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo, please credit the photographer]
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Climate activists filled the streets in San Francisco's Financial District on September 25, shutting down several adjoining blocks and blocking access to the offices of major banks. They started in early morning to keep bank employees from getting into their buildings and kept traffic from using these major streets for the entire day...Montgomery Street between Pine and Sacramento streets and California Street from Sansome to Kearny streets.

This demonstration, focused on multinational banks' role in earth's destruction, was part of a week of action that began on September 20th and is slated to end on the 27th. But hard core activists say this is not the end of their focus on big banks and the capitalist system that has fostered climate catastrophe.

Bill McKibben, who leads the climate group 350.org said of today's action, "This is how it's done! Climate activists shut down San Francisco's financial district...with a gorgeous mural (also much courage)."

Climate-related groups including 350.org Silicon Valley spent months preparing for the day-long shut down action. Some of the major organizers were Idle No More SF Bay, Diablo Rising Tide, and Extinction Rebellion SF Bay.

§Workers in heels Wander Into Protest Area
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
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§Cable Cars...Halted!d
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
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§Blocking Citbank
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
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§Announcements
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
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§Message
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
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Stop Capitalism
§Migration is Natural
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
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We are all related...
§Empathy Tent
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
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In front of US Bank
§Kearney is Quiet Without Cars
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
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§Extinction Rebellion
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
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§Keepin' it Theatrical
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
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§Theatrical Troupe Closeup
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
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§They are the Red Rebels of SF Bay Area
by Demand Banks Defund Climate Extinction Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 3:49 AM
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These are our ghosts of environmental future if we fail to protect and nurture the planet.
You can read about the original Red Rebels of Extinction Rebellion in London here:
https://www.dazeddigital.com/politics/article/44238/1/meaning-behind-extinction-rebellions-red-robed-protesters-london-climate-change?fbclid=IwAR2k-MEZY5YSIbd0dBP2w-9bDxyX4ewNuBY2xGBbABeqIGOA9YUCCthpM3U

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