- Posted April 3, 2012 by
San Francisco, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Occupy Wall Street
Over 56 arrested in Occupy SF's latest occupation.
On Sunday April 1st the folks from Occupy SF held an event in San Francisco's Union Square. After the event they marched through the streets of San Francisco. Their final destination would be an empty building.
The building at 888 Turk street has been vacant for 5 years and is owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco. The SF Commune states they have initiated "to provide a perpetual, autonomous headquarters for the Occupy SF movement." The building has space for food preparation and distribution, bedrooms for housing, event rooms for General Assemblies and art projects, classrooms and space for medical services." Occupy SF says the SF Commune will be a social center of their own making." The electricity was on, but there was no running water.
The occupiers were able to stay over night, but first thing Monday morning San Francisco Police declared it a crime scene.. Which means no one in and no one out. Occupiers were concerned about food. They had water.
On Monday April 2nd at least 56 people had been arrested. SFPD stated they were in fear of being attacked by the occupiers because they had stockpiled chairs, bricks and other debris, but no injuries have been reported.
Pics are from that scene. The video clip was taken using a GoPro camera and is footage of the occupiers entering the vacant building.