Occupy protesters, taking aim at what they dubbed Wall Street West, were arrested after converging on Wells Fargo & Co.’s headquarters in San Francisco today in a bid to shut down the city’s Financial District. Demonstrators shouting “Give Us Our Money Back” and saying they wanted the bank to stop foreclosures chained themselves to entrances of the bank. Seven people were arrested, according to police Lieutenant Liam Frost. The arrests were made at the request of a Wells Fargo representative, Frost said. [BW, related]

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  1. Posted by Wall St. Dude | January 20, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Occupy protester – you need to pay into the system to be in a position to demand money back. Judging from the time of week you've chosen (not on the weekend) to protest. I'd venture to say you're not. Or if you are (trust fund baby), you're probably paying something around…. IDK 15%?

  2. Posted by Nancy Pelosi | January 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    How dare you arrest my darling occupiers! I'm bailing them all out, tripling Wells tax rate, an then I'll have those fun loving kids over to my office where I'll show those firm tanned occupiers what an upsparkle really is!

  3. Posted by Guest | January 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    News flash to the OWS crowd: Wells Fargo is one of the good guys. They did not need a tax payers bailout and remember John Paulson's self requested CDO? He specifically asked that no WFC mortgages be includes since they were usually sound.

  4. Posted by Guest | January 20, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    I don't know… maybe WFC should have taken them prisoner.

  5. Posted by Alan_Stanwyk | January 20, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    So let me get this straight, if we screw up by making bad loans then we are at fault but if you screw up your own loan we are still at fault. This is what happens when everyone gets trophies in little league.

  6. Posted by The Truth | January 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    OWS NYC : OWS SF:: throwing paper airplanes : chaining yourself to entrance of bank

  7. Posted by pazzo83 | January 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    OWS SF : OWS Oakland :: chaining yourself to entrance of bank : robbing people as they come out of bank

  8. Posted by Indubitably | January 20, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Shouldn't Wells Fargo be the ones shouting "give us our money back"?

  9. Posted by Whoops | January 20, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Wouldn't this literally be taking prisoners though?

    -AIG FP Figurative Speech Quant.

  10. Posted by VonSloneker | January 20, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Oh ho the Wells Fargo paddy wagon's a-comin' the street,
    Oh please move these stinking hippies

    – The Cast of "Oklahoma"

  11. Posted by PermaGuestII | January 20, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    Seems like Wells could use a few guys riding shotgun (literally) on their stagecoach.

  12. Posted by Showtune Patrol | January 20, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    That's from the Music Man. But otherwise I have no concerns.

  13. Posted by VonSloneker | January 20, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Foiled again by my woeful knowledge of show tunes…

  14. Posted by guest | January 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Liam Frost? How did the frontman for Radiohead end up with the SFPD?

  15. Posted by Buboe | January 22, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Actually what happened is you (we) screwed up, they (we) paid for it, and you (just you) won't own up to or acknowledge it.