SLIDESHOW: Occupy SF protests in front of Wells Fargo headquarters 

San Francisco police have arrested 11 protesters outside Wells Fargo's corporate headquarters in downtown San Francisco Wednesday morning, a police lieutenant said.

Click on the photo at right to see a slideshow of Wednesday's protest, or scroll down to see a video.

Dozens of demonstrators sat down during the morning and early afternoon in front of the building, located at 420 Montgomery St. between Sacramento and California streets. The protesters blocked the doors to the Wells Fargo building while others stood around. More demonstrators marched around the block.

About 200 protesters gathered at Market and Drumm streets at 7 a.m. for the anti-Wall Street rally and march to highlight a number of issues including foreclosures and unemployment. The group is made up of people of all ages, including some parents who brought their children.

The march was organized by a number of groups including Causa Justa Just Cause, Unite Here Local 2850, the California Partnership, Young Workers United and the Chinese Progressive Association.

The groups stated in a press release that they want banks to pay their fair share of taxes and be held accountable for their role in causing the economic crisis.

They say they are rallying in solidarity with the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, which has sparked protests across the country.

Bay City News contributed to this report.


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