Occupy Oakland Shuts Down Wells Fargo Bank

Marchers visited several banks in Oakland Wednesday.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011  |  Updated 12:20 PM PDT
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OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 2: Demonstrators with the Occupy movement gather in front of a bank November 2, 2011 in Oakland, California. The group called for a general strike today, and planned to march on the city's port later in the day. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

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One Wells Fargo branch has been shut down because of the general  strike in Oakland today.

 "We have closed one store today at 14th and Broadway," Wells Fargo  spokeswoman Holly Rockwood said.

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That branch, located in the heart of downtown, did not open its  doors at all today, she said.

Wells Fargo has nine branches in Oakland and the decision to close  the one branch was a result of the proximity of demonstrators to the store,  Rockwood said.

"We are deeply committed to the city of Oakland and are one of the  top private employers in the city. We contributed to 120 nonprofits in 2010,"  Rockwood said.

Occupy Oakland protesters had threatened to march on financial  institutions that didn't close today.

"We are open to discussing issues with Occupy Oakland leaders in  the community," Rockwood said.

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