People are fired up and ready to go here in SF! Two relatively large protest marches converged just before noon Friday outside 555 California, a high-rise that Donald Trump has part ownership of as of a decade ago. This building, formerly known as the Bank of America Center and still housing B of A offices as well as some offices belonging to Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo, was the site of some protests in the Occupy era. Now prepare for this spot to be a focus for protesters for years to come, or however long Trump manages to hold on to the presidency.
One of the groups converging at the building was a group of high school students, according to the Examiner's Jessica Christian.
As the Chronicle reported in November, "While Vornado Realty Trust owns 70 percent interest in the building and manages the property, Donald Trump has 30 percent limited partnership." That partial ownership came out of a feud Trump previously had with a Hong Kong investment group that sold the property to Vornado in 2007, and it left our new President with a 30 percent stake in two buildings, including 555 California.
Elsewhere downtown on Friday, protesters from a group called Jewish Resistance chained themselves up outside the Wells Fargo Museum, and they also gathered outside the local headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), forcing that office to temporarily close.
Update: ABC 7 reports that 11 people have been arrested in SF protests so far, and they say that the downtown protesters around California Street numbered between 2,000 and 3,000.