A group of protesters who said they are fighting to protect homeowners shut down a bank in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood this morning.
The roughly 25 protesters shut down the Wells Fargo branch at 3801 Third St. at about 11 a.m. as part of a day of action organized by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Occupy Bernal.
The group is demanding that the bank stop foreclosures, evictions and predatory lending. An Occupy Bernal founder who goes by Stardust said, “We don’t want banks to rob more and more people of their homes.”
As of 1 p.m., the branch remained closed and about a dozen police officers who had been monitoring the protest were leaving.
Police said the demonstration was peaceful.
PHOTO: Ross Rhodes, Occupy Bernal and SF ACCE member, outside Wells Fargo yesterday. Photo by CalOrganize.