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Protest Launching at Twitter HQ to Kick Trump Off Platform

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image from the FB invite

Tomorrow, Friday the 13th, Resistance SF is kicking off the protest to get Twitter to 86 the Molester-in-Chief from the platform. The Orange Menace’s twitter feed has been full of harassment and hatred for years and given that Rose McGowan just got booted for tweeting about sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, it is ABSURD that fellow sexual predator Donald Trump is still allowed to use twitter.

As the FB invite says:

Twitter has policies against abuse, harassment, and hateful conduct, but the company’s leadership clearly doesn’t see these as a priority.

In many cases they seem more interested in punishing victims of abuse than sanctioning their abusers.

Twitter’s leadership must take concrete action to:

1) Curb rampant hate and harassment on their platform.
2) Rein in bot networks.
3) Ban @realDonaldTrump for his threats, harassment, incitement of war & hatred.

We will protest until they do. This is our kickoff event. Bring signs, fliers, etc. This will be a silent protest. Meet at the corner of Market Street at 10th. 7:30pm-8:30pm. Street projection will follow.

If you would like to endorse or help organize this call please get in touch, we’d love all the help we can get!

In a separate email sent to me Resistance SF also had this to say about the event:

Awesome renegade political art projected on the @twitter building. . . ?: @lowellk

A post shared by Stuart Schuffman (@brokeassstuart) on

There will be more words and images projected on the side of Twitter’s building. We encourage folks to drop by before they hit the bars or have their night out

We will protest Twitter until they meet our demands. We encourage interested parties to attend and bring signs. Meet at the corner of Market Street at 10th. 7:30pm-8:30pm. Street projection will follow.

To rank-and-file Twitter employees: we implore you to organize, to take initiative, to commit acts of disobedience if necessary to stop the rampant abuse of your platform. The world is watching and will stand with you.

To Twitter shareholders: let’s work together to craft a shareholder proposal to compel Twitter’s leadership to take action to stop bot networks and abuse, they threaten humanity as well as Twitter’s viability as a business.

Learn more and see some follow up reading at the FB event invite here.

Also, Fuck Donald Trump.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.