Eureka Police dispatched to protests at local banks

According to a press release from the Eureka Police Department:

"On Nov. 2, 2011 at about 1:22 pm, officers of the Eureka Police Department were dispatched to the 5th Street branch of US Bank to a report of protesters inside causing a disturbance. Officers arrived on scene and found that the protesters had left. Witnesses reported that the protesters were flying a red and black flag and were chanting sentiments similar to “Wall Street has blood on their hands”. The protesters were dressed in dark clothing, some wearing masks, and at least one was carrying a large stick. The subject with the stick was reported to have been using it to bang on the front glass doors of the bank.

While officers were at US Bank, it was reported that the protesters were at the 4th Street branches of Bank of America and Chase Bank, causing similar disturbances. Officers responded to the area and located the group. Protesters were advised that their activities were outside of civilly protected activities and if any further aggressive activities were committed by the group it would lead to their arrests.

The Eureka Police Department were later contacted by citizens who voiced their complaints concerning the fear and intimidation that they experienced, by the actions of the protesters."   

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