Several occupy protesters were arrested over the weekend when they climbed up to the roof of a Wells Fargo bank in San Francisco's Mission District on Saturday during a protest to end home foreclosures.
The protesters demanded that the bank manager "fax a letter to Wells Fargo's chief executive officer, John Stumpf, calling for a moratorium on home evictions and foreclosures."
"This protest today was about Wells Fargo's role in evicting and foreclosing on our neighbors in the Mission and other neighborhoods in San Francisco," said a man who identified himself as "Stardust," an organizer with Occupy San Francisco and Occupy SF Housing, who witnessed but was not arrested during today's demonstration. "We're demanding an immediate moratorium on for-profit evictions and foreclosures."
A small group of demonstrators immediately climbed up on the roof and unfurled a large banner, said Ted Gullicksen, director of the tenants union, who participated in the protest but was not arrested.
Negotiations began immediately between the protesters and police, but when that failed, police at around 1:45 p.m. began arresting protesters.
"The protesters agreed to cooperate with their arrest. They walked down the ladder of the fire truck on their own power," said Stardust, explaining that they were led to a nearby patrol van. They were later cited and released.
The report didn't state whether or not the protester's demands were sent to the bank CEO, but if he turned on the television, or looked at an area newspaper, he's no doubt well aware.