Occupy SF protesters on Sunday continued to defy city orders to stop camping in front of the Federal Reserve Bank — literally taking to the street to air their grievances after tents were removed and people were arrested early in the morning.
Demonstrators set up tents and hunkered down in the middle of Market Street in front of the bank beginning at 4:30 p.m., chanting slogans as police stood by. Read More
The Police Department isn’t the only city agency enduring hefty costs related to the Occupy SF movement.Animal experts have been dropping by the Justin Herman Plaza camp weekly to check on the conditions and health of dogs living there, and those efforts are adding to The City’s already-pricey tab to watch over the movement. Read More
Despite an early-morning raid Thursday by police and the Department of Public Works, Occupy SF protesters re-established their camp this weekend, taking up most of the block in front of the Federal Reserve building on Market Street.
Click on the photo at right to see a gallery of images from the Occupy SF encampment. Read More
With considerable fanfare, The City launched a campaign two years ago to clear out an influx of homeless campers — many of whom were substance abusers — from Golden Gate Park and direct them to social services. Uncontrolled homeless encampments had taken over pockets of the park, and city officials implemented a routine patrolling policy of park rangers, social workers, homeless advocates and police officers. Read More