Protesters arrested in San Francisco

At least 10 people were cuffed by police after blocking entry to Wells Fargo's headquarters

By Peter Finocchiaro
Published October 12, 2011 4:33PM (EDT)

Police have arrested several people this morning as a large group of activists marched against banks in the city's Financial District. According to the San Jose Mercury News, "dozens" of demonstrators appeared in front of the Wells Fargo headquarters at 7 a.m., standing and sitting down in front of  the building's doors, blocking entry.

Ten people have been arrested outside the bank headquarters, according to KTVU. The protesters are sitting and standing around the bank chanting "We are the 99 percent."

The protest was organized by several groups, including "Causa Justa Just Cause, Unite Here Local 2850, the California Partnership, Young Workers United and the Chinese Progressive Association." Occupy San Francisco protesters have also been camped out in front of the city's Federal Reserve Bank.

Today's demonstration has swelled to more than 200 people -- railing against "foreclosures and unemployment" -- in spite of the arrests.

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