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Occupy San Francisco Returns: Protesters Take Over Vacant Church Building (PHOTOS)

Occupy San Francisco

04/ 2/12 10:26 AM ET  AP

SAN FRANCISCO — Occupy protesters have invaded a vacant Archdiocese of San Francisco building, saying they will take it over permanently for use as a homeless shelter.

It's the first major action by Occupy San Francisco since dismantling of an Embarcadero encampment in December.

The anti-Wall Street demonstrators held a rally and march on Sunday and about 100 of the Occupy protesters entered the two-story building near archdiocesan headquarters at St. Mary's Cathedral.

The San Francisco Chronicle ( ) reports that police stood by as protesters entered the vacant building. Archdiocese spokesman George Wesolek says church officials asked police not to take any action until a meeting on Monday.

Across the bay in Oakland on Saturday night, windows were broken and graffiti was scrawled on downtown buildings during an Occupy anti-police march.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,

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