11 radical socialists were arrested on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. The anti-capitalists blamed the banks for their financial woes.
The protesters told reporters they were just practicing their First Amendment rights… As they blocked the entrances to the bank and trespassed.
Police arrested 11 demonstrators for blocking access to Wells Fargo’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco on Wednesday, and the city’s famed cable cars were halted for two hours during protests against economic inequality, officials said.
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The 11 arrested at Wells Fargo were issued citations for trespassing after occupying an entrance to the building, prompting bank officials to briefly shut down the office tower, San Francisco police officer Albie Esparza said.
A separate Wells Fargo bank branch around the corner was closed for the day due to the protests, Esparza said.
“Our role here was to allow and facilitate First Amendment rights and make sure peace was maintained. And it was a peaceful protest,” Esparza said.