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Occupy protesters target downtown Oakland bank branches

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An Occupy Oakland protester places an anti-violence message to the broken window of a Chase Bank branch in downtown Oakland, Calif. on Nov. 2, 2011

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The Occupy Oakland protesters shout outside of a Wells Fargo bank branch in Oakland, Calif. in an attempt to shut down the bank as they call for a citywide general strike on Nov. 2, 2011.

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A man shouts as he marches in an Occupy Oakland march on Nov. 2, 2011, in Oakland, Calif.

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A small group of Occupy Oakland protesters smash windows at a Wells Fargo bank branch on Nov. 2, 2011, in Oakland, Calif.

msnbc.com reports:

OAKLAND, California — Thousands of Wall Street protesters marched in the streets of Oakland and picketed banks on Wednesday as they geared up to disrupt operations at the nation's fifth-busiest port.

Demonstrators in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia held solidarity actions Wednesday.

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The "Occupy" movement is now in its sixth week, and Wednesday the epicenter was back in Oakland, Calif., where people flooded the streets again in what they called a day-long strike to shut the city down. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.