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The morning rush-hour traffic in San Francisco’s Financial District was slower than usual Wednesday, and in some cases came to a halt, as climate protesters marched in the core downtown area.
At 9 a.m., several blocks of Montgomery Street were obstructed by the protesters. KCBS Radio reports demonstrations are scheduled to continue until 5 p.m.
Motorists are encouraged to avoid the Financial District on Wednesday.
The protest comes after Friday’s youth-led Climate March with thousands of students walking down Market Street.
Today’s strike is focused on banking and demanding that banks divest from the fossil-fuel industry and invest only in companies focused “on technologies that have ecological renewal,” according to KRON-TV.
KRON reports at least four major intersections will be blocked throughout the day.
Amy Graff is a digital editor for SFGATE. Email her at email@example.com.
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