April 24, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Co. was bracing for revolts at its annual shareholder meeting as well as in the streets outside, as demonstrators from around the country poured into town to complain about its lofty executive pay, alleged disregard for troubled homeowners and a host of other issues. Organizers said they expected 2,000 to 3,000 protesters to march through the streets early Tuesday to the the Wells meeting at the downtown Merchants Exchange Building, a landmark that survived the great earthquake and fires that devastated San Francisco in 1906.
October 11, 2011 |
In advance of tonight's vote on President Obama's jobs package, unemployed Americans are gathering outside the Capitol to press for passage, reflecting Occupy Wall Street protests in major cities across the country. Jobless workers and their supporters are planning a candlelight vigil and prayer at 3 p.m. EDT, several hours before the vote in the Senate. Nearly 100 protesters converged this morning on the Hart Senate office building, chanting in the atrium. ( Watch video below.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2012 |
Life was upended briefly in affluent San Marino last year when a hundred or so Occupy-style protesters staged a demonstration on the lawn of a resident Wells Fargo executive. The police chief declared the city's 28-member force "overwhelmed. " So city leaders passed an ordinance that required protesters to stay 75 feet from the curb of targeted residences. Then they tightened parade permit requirements and added a measure to allow police to move obstructing protesters off sidewalks.
January 24, 2014 |
KIEV, Ukraine -- Protesters in the Ukrainian capital Friday rejected a shaky negotiated compromise reached between its leaders and embattled President Victor Yanukovich after five hours of hard talks. By a show of hands, thousands of protesters who gathered in Kiev's Independence Square voted early Friday to continue their confrontation with the government until all their demands are met. Of the initial demands set forth by the opposition leaders, Yanukovich agreed only to release about 100 protesters detained since Sunday, when the clashes began.
January 30, 2011 |
Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei made his way through the crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday in an appearance that defied the military curfew and President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year regime. "You have taken back your rights and what we have begun cannot go back," ElBaradei told the protesters, according to Al Jazeera reports. "We have one main demand -- the end of the regime and the beginning of a new stage, a new Egypt. ... I bow to the people of Egypt in respect.
October 11, 2011 |
Mitt Romney appeared to be softening to the Occupy Wall Street protests on Monday, taking a more sympathetic tone as he remarked on the movement, which he had called “dangerous” just a week before. “I look at what's happening on Wall Street and my view is, boy, I understand how those people feel,” he said at a town hall event in Hopkinton, N.H. “Because with median income down 10% ... with chronic unemployment, long-term unemployment worse...