Being billed as the largest demonstration in San Francisco in a decade, Occupy San Francisco is preparing to unleash a massive street protest on Friday which could shut down the city’s financial district.
A demonstration, weeks in the making, will occur Friday when 55 organizations descend on San Francisco’s Financial District, calling itself Occupy Wall Street West.
According to the Occupy SF website,
Occupy Wall Street West actions will target Wall St. bnks and corporations complicit in attacking Bay Area communities, homes, education, environment, livelihood, and democracy. The activists demand that banks stop predatory evictions and foreclosures and an end to corporate personhood; and they aim to continue building and mobilizing a strategic mass movement asserting the people power of the 99% for economic justice and a better world.
The demonstration could be the largest the city has seen since anti-war protests in 2003.
Occupy SF is calling the demonstration “nonviolent direct action,” and has been providing two-hour training sessions, including hands-on skills and information on disobedience, occupation, and the nonviolent direct action.
The demonstration is scheduled to shut down the city’s financial district, timed with the opening of Friday’s stock market. A march to Justin Herman Plaza is scheduled, the San Francisco Weekly reports.