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Occupy San Francisco protesters take over Bank of America lobby

Occupy San Francisco demonstrators and student protesters have taken over the lobby at a Bank of America branch in the city’s financial district, chanting “We are the 99%!”

Dozens of protesters jammed the bank lobby at 50 California St. about 2 p.m., with some standing on desks, waving signs and chanting “Banks got bailed out; We got sold out!” Nervous-looking bank employees retreated behind a counter.

Police officers stood nearby, but no arrests were made. There also were no reported incidents of vandalism.

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“I respectfully ask you to protest outside,” a bank official told the protesters, while shooing away a customer who tried to deposit a check. Some protesters left, but many remained.

Student protesters joined Occupy San Francisco demonstrators to denounce tuition increases.

The California State University Board of Trustees narrowly voted Wednesday to increase annual tuition by 9%, or $500, for next fall. Annual tuition for undergraduates will rise to just under $6,000.


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