Repairs are needed at San Francisco City Hall after an hours-long protest Friday night by organizers supporting five hunger strikers, who are calling for the resignation of police Chief Greg Suhr, caused damage and resulted in dozens of arrests.
The protest began around 4 p.m. when dozens of protestors arrived at City Hall chanting and singing, while demanding to meet with Mayor Ed Lee
at his office.
When sheriff’s deputies closed the doors to the building at around 5 p.m., the protesters instead moved the protest to the main entrance inside City Hall. Some sat in the doorways of the main entrance, in order to let more protesters inside, refusing to move from their spot, even as deputies stood guard at the doors.
By the evening, about 200 protesters had arrived, as some lined up against a group of sheriff’s deputies dressed in riot gear.