abc7newsBayArea: A man was throwing debris from roof of occupied SF building. Heavy police presence outside.
It seems that Bay area occupiers haven’t given up their goal of taking over a San Francisco building owned by the SF Archdiocese, even though they have been told they are not welcome to use the building.
San Francisco police engaged in a tense standoff with May Day protesters early Tuesday evening, massing outside a building at 888 Turk Street being occupied by activists as a protester atop a nearby building flung pipes and bricks at officers below.
The protester was throwing the projectiles off of the roof of the Saint Paulus Lutheran Evangelical Day School that was adjacent to the building at Turk and Gough streets were protesters said they were planning to set up a commune.
Police in riot gear were already gathering across the street from that building when the rooftop protester started pelting the crowd with projectiles. KTVU cameras filmed one injured person being treated by San Francisco Fire personnel.
Police blocked off both Turk and Gough streets to traffic for a time. Once the projectiles stopped falling on Gough Street at around 6 p.m., traffic was allowed to pass through again, though Turk remained shut down.
The protesters, who had gathered for a noon rally at Market and Montgomery streets downtown, marched to 888 Turk St. afterward and began entering the building shortly before 3 p.m.
The building is the same site, owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, that was taken over by protesters on April 1.
Since then, a tall fence has been erected along the front of the property, but this afternoon protesters were streaming through an open gate.
Some protesters had gone onto the building’s roof and were holding a large banner that read, “From the ashes we have risen.”
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Live video of ongoing Occupy SF May Day hijinks, here.