There was some friction overnight, but no arrests as protesters continue to occupy an area in San Francisco's Financial District in solidarity with a New York City Wall Street protest, according to San Francisco police.
Police said the protestors have the right to demonstrate. However, at 12:30 a.m. police were clearing sidewalks in front of the Federal Reserve Bank at 101 Market St. Items such as tents, crates and other objects cannot block sidewalks, police said.
Protesters associated with the group "Occupy SF" have been camping out in the city's Financial District for the last couple of weeks. The group staged several demonstrations and events Wednesday, including a midday march through the city's Civic Center in which some 200 people marched up Polk Street.
The occupation is being held in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, which describes itself on its website as a "leaderless resistance movement" using nonviolent means to protest the nation's growing disparities between the rich and poor.
The site says, "We are the 99 percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent."