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'Occupy San Francisco' Gets Support From Bay Area Clergy Members

First Posted: 10/25/11 12:53 PM ET   Updated: 10/25/11 01:22 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A diverse array of Bay Area clergy members were among dozens of protesters marching through downtown San Francisco in support of the "Occupy SF" movement.

About 200 marchers left Justin Herman Plaza Monday morning and snaked through targeted spots in the city's Financial District including the Federal Reserve Building and several banks.

They chanted "We are the 99 percent" and gave speeches. One group of marchers dressed in suits carried a golden calf illustrating a biblical verse from the Book of Exodus with a sign saying "Fiscal Idolatry."

Religious leaders from all faiths said they were hoping to change some perspectives about the protesters. The Rev. Donna Allen of the New Revelation Community Church in Oakland said the clergy were also hoping the march would get the attention of elected officials.

Police said no arrests were reported.

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