Protester arrested in Occupy SF event in Excelsior district 

A protester was arrested for trespassing Saturday during an Occupy SF demonstration at several Excelsior banks, police said.

Police responded to a report of a protest at four banks on Ocean and Persia avenues about 12:30 p.m.

Several groups, including Occupy SF, said they were protesting mistreatment by big banks of customers in largely immigrant neighborhoods.

The demonstration forced the Bank of America at 15 Ocean Ave. to close down for the day, police said. A protester entered the bank and demanded to speak with the bank manager. After asking the protester to leave several times, the bank manager signed a citizen’s arrest.

The protester was arrested and the bank closed down for the rest of the day due to safety reasons.

According to BeyondChron, a fight broke out between a Wells Fargo employee and a protester. The banker allegedly yelled at the protesters, “Why don’t you just go out and get a job.”

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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