It's another day of climate protest in San Francisco with activists vowing to disrupt business as usual in the Financial District until 5 p.m.
Today's protest focuses on banks in downtown SF, and while smaller than the one we saw on Friday, it appears to be aiming for maximum disruption of traffic.
As KRON 4 is reporting, "several blocks along Montgomery Street are blocked due to protesters" on Wednesday morning and "activist organizations are demanding that businesses in the Financial District stop investing in companies that hurt the climate and instead focus on technologies that have ecological renewal."
Today's protest, which follows on the massive student-led march on Friday, is expected to include music, ceremonies, and a dozen murals that are being painted directly on the street.
Climate activists have shut down several blocks along Montgomery St. in San Francisco’s Financial District, demanding banks divest from the fossil fuel industry #ClimateStrike @MotherJones pic.twitter.com/O8jnGtIwdS— Delilah Friedler (@delilahtov) September 25, 2019
As one activist reports on Twitter, one of the groups protesting is Rainforest Action Network, and several members were blocking entrances to a Chase Bank location demanding that they "defund climate change."
Other activists posted up with signs and banners in front of Citibank, Wells Fargo, and US Bank.
SFist will update you as this protest evolves.
But avoid driving around downtown for now!