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7 Climate Activists Arrested for Blocking Major Banks in SF
by Defund Fossil Fuels
Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 4:43 AM
Arrests at September 25 Direct Action.

[Photos: Terry Scussel, Pro Bono Photo, please credit the photographer]
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Protesters stood in these streets causing traffic to back up in San Francisco's financial district Wednesday morning: Montgomery Street between Pine and Sacramento streets and California Street from Sansome to Kearny streets. Their goal? To block access to the offices of major banks.

Protesters said they targeted these specific blocks because of their high concentration of multinational banks that fund the fossil fuel industry.

The demonstrators, many of whom were retirees, said they were motivated by youth-led Climate Strike Actions over the past week. One group, Silicon Valley 350, organized a similar direct action earlier this year in March, targeting the nation's fourth largest bank for protest, Wells Fargo, just in time to crash its annual founding day celebration. On that occasion there were no arrests.

This time, seven people were arrested.
§Decorated Street
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§Near US Bank
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§A little entertainment never hurt
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§Police Adress 7 Protesters in front of Wells Fargo
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§Wagons are Ready
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§Now
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§Wells Fargo Security Watches as Police Approach Protesters
by Defund Fossil Fuels Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 4:43 AM
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§Arrests
by Defund Fossil Fuels Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 4:43 AM
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§Elderly Woman Escorted to Wagon for Arrest
by Defund Fossil Fuels Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 4:43 AM
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§Movin' In
by Defund Fossil Fuels Thursday Sep 26th, 2019 4:43 AM
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§In You Go
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§restraints for elderly woman in red
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