95 Arrested After ‘Occupy SF’ Storms Bank Of America

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police says they made 95 arrests when Occupy protesters Wednesday stormed into a downtown San Francisco bank and shouted slogans as they tried to set up camp in the lobby.

Officer Albie Esparza says the 95 were arrested. Police earlier said they had been taken to jail, cited and released.

The arrests came after about 100 demonstrators rushed into a Bank of America branch, chanting “money for schools and education, not for banks and corporations.”

In a separate protest, about 250 demonstrators assembled in front of the State Building on Golden Gate Avenue for about 90 minutes Wednesday afternoon.

Elsewhere, students and anti-Wall Street activists settled into a new encampment at the University of California, Berkeley, and visited the state Capitol to demand the restoration of funding for higher education.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press)


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