Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters joined by transit union as movement spreads to San Francisco, D.C.

Occupy Wall Street protesters will be joined by transit union members, as demonstrations continue Friday for the 14th day in New York City.
A demonstrator from the Occupy Wall Street campaign holds a placard as she marches through the Financial District of New York. (LUCAS JACKSON - REUTERS)

The Transport Workers Union Local 100 unanimously voted to join the protesters, the Huffington Post reports. The union boasts a membership of 38,000 people.

The protestors will reportedly march to the NYPD headquarters Friday.

Their cause has been joined by several high profile figures in the past few days, including Dr. Cornel West, Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon. Today they may add a band to that list:

Radiohead will play for the protestors this afternoon at Liberty Plaza, according to Occupy Wall Street’s official site. Or maybe not. A rep for the band denied there was any such show to the Wall Street Journal.

Meanwhile, similar protests seem to be spreading to other cities.

In San Francisco, several hundred people gathered in the city’s Financial District on Thursday to protest the banking system, the Examiner reports. Six people were arrested after staging a sit-in at a Chase bank, according to the Bay Guardian.

The DCist reports that hundreds of people in the nation’s capital are planning to protest in McPherson Square on Saturday. Protests will be held in Boston on Friday.

This post has been updated.

Check out photos of the San Francisco protest below.


Brenda Reed speaks after she protested inside a Chase banking center during a rally against banking institutions as part of the Occupy Wall Street campaign in San Francisco. (STEPHEN LAM - REUTERS)


Ralph Baniello holds a sign during a rally against banking institutions as part of the Occupy Wall Street campaign in San Francisco. (STEPHEN LAM - REUTERS)


Demonstrators march on Montgomery Street during a rally against banking institutions as part of the Occupy Wall Street campaign in San Francisco. (STEPHEN LAM - REUTERS)


Nick Galloro, of Berkeley, Calif., holds a sign during a rally against banking institutions as part of the Occupy Wall Street campaign in San Francisco. (STEPHEN LAM - REUTERS)

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