Today in the Bay: Take Over the Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting, 10 am
Posted 11 years ago on April 24, 2012, 1:47 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Occupy4Prisoners at past Wells Fargo action in SF
Update, 12:30: Police in riot gear struck a 62-year old woman in an attempt to break the blockade Watch on livestream here! For further updates, see also #WF24 on Twitter.
Update, 12 noon: Thousands of people have arrived at the shareholders meeting and are holding a lively rally outside. Some Occupiers have established a nonviolent human blockade around the entrance to the meeting and have asked shareholders to respect their picket line. Others peacefully blocked the trolley lines nearby. Some shareholders have been turned away. Large numbers of police are present and two helicopters are circling overhead.
Occupy activists in the Bay Area will be disrupting the shareholders meeting of Wells Fargo in San Francisco. From Occupy Oakland:
When: April 24, 2012 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Merchants Exchange Building
465 California St
San Francisco,CA 94104
Meet at Justin Herman Plaza
Near the Embarcadero BART where Market St. ends at Stuart
March to Merchants Exchange Building 465 California St.
Wells Fargo profits at the cost of our communities:
America’s Biggest Tax Dodger – Hoarding billions of tax dollars that should be paying for public services and putting America back to work
Leads in Foreclosure – Continuing to foreclose on families in an economy it helped to ruin
Predatory Lender – Targeting those who can least afford it with exploitive mortgages and payday lending,especially low-income communities of color
Corrupting our Democracy – Protecting its profits by quadrupling spending on lobbying since the financial crisis began
Prison Profiteer – Profiting from increased incarceration by investing heavily in for-profit prison corporations and anti-immigrant legislation
We'll have a livestream up and running at 10AM. http://www.occupysf.org/
Pertinent to the thread & OWS News item :
radix omnium malorum est cupiditas ...
I don't like Wells Fargo banking practices, so I simply stopped doing business with them. If the 99% did the same, they wouldn't exist and this silly "take over" would be mute. Let's begin making a little more change in the world and a lot less noise.