Occupy protesters this afternoon stormed a Bank of America branch in downtown San Francisco, and after jumping on desks and chanting anti-capitalist slogans, they set up a tent inside the branch and announced they would “occupy” the bank permanently.
Needless to say, the police showed up and calmly arrested the lot of them.
Luckily, one of protesters has just uploaded a five-minute video showing the first giddy moments of the invasion and the truly juvenile antics of the occupiers. If you’ve ever wanted to be a “fly on the wall” at one of these invasions, here’s your chance:
The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that 100 occupiers were arrested, along with this grotesque tidbit:
Authorities said the protesters would be charged with trespassing.
“Banks got bailed out, we got sold out!” several chanted. One activist urinated in a corner of the bank office.
I tried to find video of the grown-up baby going pee-pee, but so far no luck.
Does requiring protesters to wear diapers infringe on their First Amendment rights?
Here’s another video showing the action through the bank’s front window:
After watching several of the occupiers’ own videos of this bank invasion, I can say with confidence that the reports are true: As of today, Occupy SF, Occupy Oakland and Occupy UC Berkeley have basically all now merged into one mega regional occupation force that moves from city to city as needed. The evictions have turned them into a migratory herd.
I cannot believe the incredible restraint shown by the SF cops in this new video as they are pushed, shoved and harrassed by Occupiers:
In any other country in the world, the protesters’ behavior shown here would have resulting in some major head-cracking, take-downs and arrests by the cops, at a minimum. As thanks for the cops’ comparative passivity, the Occupiers scream “Fuck you!” and “Shame on you!” at them. Unreal.