DAMN. See, this is what I miss about San Francisco. They don't do that in DC. I live in the very worst part of DC and not a single one of my neighbors is out occupying the Bank of America, although there is a van that sells football jerseys there if you need some of those. In the summer, dudes sell cold water where Indian Head meets S Capitol. In the street. That's how they occupy in SE.
They work. God forbid people work in SE. It's much too easy to generalize and say entire populations across whole cities just don't give a fuck or want to try but if my neighbors aren't working, they are working if you get me.
In San Francisco people hustled too but it was way more destructive thanks to the obvious wealth gap in that town.
Anyway, some old ass San Franciscans got sick of this bullshit and stormed a Bernal Heights Bank of America.
From the SF Weekly:
KCBS reports that a small group of senior citizens between the ages of 69 and 82 successfully shut down a Bank of America in Bernal Heights on Thursday with nothing more than walkers and oxygen tanks. That's right: No shouting, chanting, tear gas, or window-smashing.
The group, which dubbed itself "Wild Old Women" set up camp right outside the BofA, holding signs in what they were calling "a run on the bank."
While the protesters said they had no intention (or oxygen) of storming the bank, as occupiers in other communities have done, officials at Bank of America shut the doors and locked them as they spotted the slow-moving group make its way to the front of the bank.
I saw some crazy shit in my San Francisco days. Dudes with full on beard and leg bush in the bar. People on stilts. A guy in an Obama mask smoking weed. Old people shutting down a BofA? No, I don't think I caught that one.
The commenters at SF Weekly get into whether this was actually Bernal Heights but I've been in DC long enough not to care about SF neighborhood semantics.
That's why I say SE and not Congress Heights or whatever flavor du jour my hood is this week as realtors (and I've busted the Washington Post doing it too) are pump and dumping it as up and coming.
Don't up and come this neighborhood, please. PLEASE. I need my parking spot.