SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Hundreds of protestors tried to shut down a Wells Fargo’s shareholders meeting in San Francisco’s Financial District Tuesday. Even though they weren’t successful, parts of California and Sacramento Streets were closed to traffic throughout the day.
A coalition of union workers and Occupy organizers led the march up California to the Merchant Bank building. Their stated goal was to disrupt the Wells Fargo shareholders meeting. “Let us in! Let us in! Let us in,” they chanted. At the same time, share holders stood outside waving their stock certificates and demanding to be let into the meeting.
“Let my hard-earned money speak for itself,” exclaimed shareholder Ralanda King who had come all the way from Philadelphia. “I expected to be let in, as my right as a shareholder. O come over 2,000 miles to come to this meeting only to be held back,” she said.
Many of the shareholders outside on the sidewalk were fully supporting the protest. “And, a lot of us have come together to speak to the other shareholders and they’re not letting us in,” Lynette Neighardt of Oakland told ABC7.