Occupy SF Protests Gets Loud Overnight

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    The Occupy SF protesters, sympathetic to the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York and other cities, were rounded up during the night of Oct. 5. (Published Thursday, Oct 13, 2011)

    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."