Police Raid Occupied Archdiocese Building, Remove Protestors

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Wed, 02 May 2012 09:27:28 -0800

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -Demonstrators have been removed from a vacant building owned by the Catholic archdiocese after police officers in riot gear raided the building Wednesday morning.
      
Officers were gathered near an entrance to the building near San Francisco's Turk and Gough streets around 5 a.m. Wednesday and KRON 4's Jackie Sissel reports that protestors, led by officers, began coming out of the building one by one just before 6 a.m. Police say the removal of the protestors was without incident and more than two dozen people were taken out of the building. 
      
About 200 people took over the building Tuesday evening during May Day protests, with two men on adjacent rooftops at one point lobbing pipes and bricks at a line of police officers. 
 
The building has been targeted for previous protests. 
 
Stay tuned to KRON 4 and KRON.com for updates on this developing story.
 
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