They're back -- and indeed, some never left.
The Occupy SF encampment has returned to Justin Herman Plaza, a day after San Francisco police dismantled demonstrators' shantytown on public space near the Embarcadero, according to media reports.
On Monday afternoon, protesters busily put up tents and tarps on the stop where cops had removed the structures the day before. Police issued an ultimatum for protesters to removed themselves again by 10 p.m. Monday; protesters refused.
A police spokesman "had no comment" on what cops' plan is going forward, but the protesters weren't shy: they will march on City Hall this afternoon to address the Board of Supervisors and express their displeasure at what they say was an "overly rough" police raid on Sunday evening, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Five protesters were arrested Sunday evening by police in riot gear.
The Occupy SF protesters plan to organize outside of City Hall at 1:30 p.m. today.