Kevin Christensen is Campaign Coordinator at the Center for Strategic Research, AFL-CIO

The 99% Foreclose on Wall Street West

action on Wednesday Oct, 12, more than 30 people barricaded the doors of Wells Fargo corporate headquarters in a nonviolent direct action blockade in San Francisco. The blockade was joined by a community march of 1,000 that started at the Occupy SF location that rallied in support.

The blockade follows bank branch sit-ins at Bank of America in Boston and Chase in San Francisco as the latest in a growing popular protest movement to hold big banks and corporations accountable for economic injustice. Calling themselves “the 99%,” the group includes local residents, community organizers, labor unions and people who have personal experience with bank foreclosures and predatory lending.