Occupy Protesters Get Their Squid On in San Francisco - Rolling Stone
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Occupy Protesters Get Their Squid On in San Francisco

Hundreds of protesters surrounded and effectively shut down Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco's financial district this morning, one of many peaceful-yet-disruptive actions planned for today by Occupy Wall Street West. Activists, some dressed in squid costumes, kicked off the day with a 6 a.m. "squid fry" outside Goldman, Sachs. (The squid theme is a nod to Matt Taibbi's immortal description of the investment bank as – everybody now! – "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.") A statement from Occupy Wall Street West said Friday's actions – which you can follow in real time here – "will continue to build a strategic mass movement asserting the power of the 99 percent for economic justice and a better world."

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