California

33 protesters arrested in clash with San Francisco deputies

  • James Burch gets slammed by a San Francisco deputy sheriff, after protestors stormed through the east side entrance of City Hall on Friday, May 6, 2016. Protesters entered the building after doors were locked blocking off the public from entering the building during a protest against SFPD and in support of the Frisco 5 hunger strikers in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Joel Angel Juarez)

    James Burch gets slammed by a San Francisco deputy sheriff, after protestors stormed through the east side entrance of City Hall on Friday, May 6, 2016. Protesters entered the building after doors were locked blocking off the public from entering the building during a protest against SFPD and in support of the Frisco 5 hunger strikers in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Joel Angel Juarez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters face off with San Francisco deputy sheriffs, after they stormed through the east side entrance of City Hall on Friday, May 6, 2016. Protesters entered the building after doors were locked blocking off the public from entering the building during a protest against SFPD and in support of the Frisco 5 hunger strikers in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Joel Angel Juarez)

    Protesters face off with San Francisco deputy sheriffs, after they stormed through the east side entrance of City Hall on Friday, May 6, 2016. Protesters entered the building after doors were locked blocking off the public from entering the building during a protest against SFPD and in support of the Frisco 5 hunger strikers in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Joel Angel Juarez)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say 33 people were arrested at San Francisco's City Hall during a protest calling for the firing of the city's police chief.

Dozens of protesters converged on the building Friday night and clashed with deputies in riot gear.

San Francisco Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Eileen Hirst says protesters were arrested after defying an order to disperse.

Hirst tells the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1WQQdKj) the protesters, including one minor, were detained on suspicion of trespassing and failure to disperse, and were in the process of being cited and released Saturday.

The standoff came after five people who are on their 16th day of a hunger strike to demand the firing of Police Chief Greg Suhr were taken to the hospital and their protest camp outside the Mission District police station was packed up.

The strikers were being treated at UCSF Medical Center, though the hospital wouldn't release further information about their condition.