SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Eight people were arrested early Friday after climbing a building in Union Square as part of an anti-fur protest.

The demonstrators were arrested at 4 a.m. for investigation of criminal conspiracy, a felony, said police Sgt. John Haggett.

Other activists with the Marin County-based In Defense of Animals spent the rest of the day peacefully protesting fur sales in the city's bustling shopping district.

Anti-fur demonstrations in other cities led to several other arrests Friday. Eleven people were arrested at San Diego's Fashion Valley Mall, 10 at Dayton's Department Store in downtown Minneapolis, six at fur stores in central New Jersey, and three in Dallas.