SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – San Francisco police said dozens of Occupy San Francisco San Francisco protesters were arrested at a church-owned building Monday.
After about 24 hours inside the building, where activists said they had plans to create a community center there to serve the homeless, police moved in at the two-story building at 888 Turk St.READ MORE: Fauci: Early Reports on Omicron Variant Encouraging
Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak said around 3:45 p.m. that officers entered the building earlier Monday afternoon and were arresting protesters.
KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:
KCBS’ Tim Ryan reported that the total number is between 70 and 80 activists. SFPD claimed that some vandalism was done during the occupation.READ MORE: Man Shot Multiple Times, Critically Injured in Santa Rosa Saturday Night
Protesters settled into the building, owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, following a late-afternoon rally and march downtown on Sunday. Occupy SF representatives said the structure once housed a mental health clinic.
Occupy SF protesters said in a statement that they want the two-story building to serve as a haven for the city’s homeless, who they say have “become subject to arrest and harassment simply for now existing in these very same streets they were forced into.”MORE NEWS: Police Officers Denied Service At San Francisco Restaurant Triggering Negative Reviews, Social Media Backlash
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