Occupy Gathers in San Francisco on Anniversary

Activists gathered in front of the Wells Fargo building in SF's Financial District

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    Several hundred protesters with Occupy San Francisco have gathered in front of the Wells Fargo headquarters in San Francisco's Financial District this evening on the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests. (Published Monday, Sep 17, 2012)

    Several hundred protesters with Occupy San Francisco have gathered in front of the Wells Fargo headquarters in San Francisco's Financial District this evening on the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests.

    Downtown traffic and Muni service has been sporadically disrupted throughout the afternoon, as protesters marched before and after a 5 p.m. rally in front of 555 California St.

    Following the rally, protesters marched down Montgomery Street to Market Street and marched past the Federal Reserve building at 101 Market St., the site of the original Occupy San Francisco encampment that began late last year.

    The protesters then circled back to the Wells Fargo headquarters and have gathered out front.

    Among the marchers is a brass band and another group behind a large yellow banner proclaiming themselves "Foreclosure Fighters," the background scrawled with the names of banks and investment firms like Fannie Mae and Chase.

    The protesters have been yelling and chanting as they march, the chants including Occupy mainstays like "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out" and appropriated chants for the day like, "The system has got to die, happy birthday Occupy."

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