“They don’t even have to get out of the way,” she said of the protesters, as they yelled and waved signs that read, “No more Wall Street.”
“They’re going to get shot at and killed,” she added.
The protesters’ main demand was for a ban on private insurance companies and the repeal of a state income tax, which Democrats say is aimed at raising revenue to pay for public education.
They also want a ban of fracking, an environmentally risky drilling technique that environmentalists say has contributed to rising methane emissions from oil and gas drilling sites.
“The fact that they have been so vocal in their opposition to fracking is what really irks me,” said Andrew Seidel, a professor of environmental policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
“They’ve been doing so for a long time and now it’s really coming out in their face.”
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who is running against Republican Donald Trump for the White House, has repeatedly criticized the protesters.
Trump has dismissed them as “Bernie Bros,” a reference to the progressive group Sanders founded.