Occupy San Diego took to the streets of San Diego, beginning March 13, culminating March 15, supporting calls by Occupy Our Homes (http://www.occupyourhomes.org/) for a week of nation-wide actions against the largest of American banks.SAN DIEGO (March 15, 2012) – Protestors with
The events began on Tuesday with the activist taking their message of moving one’s money to a credit union at the downtown 100 Broadway Street offices of Chase Bank. Included in the day’s activities was a mock birthday party for JP Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon. On Wednesday, the Occupiers took the corners around US Bank at 600 Broadway Street, Thursday saw them at the intersections 4th Avenue and B Street in front of Bank of America and Friday, the week of protests concludes with actions outside the Wells Fargo office located at 401 B Street in downtown San Diego.
In executing the events, occupiers followed a model laid out by members of Occupy Your Corners. Occupier Anoki spearheads the OYC group and explained why the OYC model was conducive for these particular protests.
“Instead of taking to the streets to protest, we take the corners,” Anoki said. “This way we serve as an information kiosk. It’s much less confrontational and allows the seeing eye of the public to come to us.”