The Anti-Fascist Rallies in San Francisco Today & The Sad Alt-Right Showing at Crissy Field
It was a beautiful day to march around and squash fascist ideology in San Francisco. While the much touted white supremacists cowered in their hotel rooms and presumably, in their meth labs, San Franciscans rallied and marched all over our city in the name of love, equality, and human rights.
There were anti-fascist, pro-love rallies at Alamo Square, Dolores Park, The Mission, The Castro & The Civic Center. And if you were trying to drive across Market st, you may have been stuck waiting while thousands marched by you. The alt-right group Patriot Prayer eventually showed up at Crissy Field in the afternoon with a sprinkling of white nationalists and a platoon of US park police in tow, but perhaps what was most striking about their surprise appearance, was how little anyone cared.
The overwhelming thousands of peace loving lefties, held court in San Francisco, while a couple dozen ‘right wingers’ took a sad walk around the Presidio, and held a press conferences in Pacifica that nobody bothered to watch.
Here are the pictures I took with Stuart and our band of counter protesters during our journey around the city. There are also a few photos we used from Jessica Christian (and others) who took awesome pictures today.
(You should follow @jachristian on twitter, she does dope work).
Alamo Square 11am
March to the Mission
Anti-Fascist Rally at 24th & Mission St.
In the mission protesters heard music, spoken word, hip-hop, & of course they lit a Trump Pinata on fire and took turns stomping it with feet, sticks, bicycles, and even a walker.
Castro Rally & March to Civic Center
There was also a massive love and solidarity rally at Harvey Milk Plaza, that kicked off a march to the Civic Center.
Civic Center Rally
Amazing ‘fuck nazi’s’ type signage at the Civic Center today, as well as a lot of proud liberals cheering for what they know to be right.
Patriot Prayer ‘Press Conference’
The right wing group that associates with known white supremacists, hid in a hotel room in Pacifica, while anti-fascists and pro-love rallies where happening all over the city.
Alt-Right Show up at Crissy Field 4pm
When they were sure it was safe, Joey Gibson and a handful of trump supporters and white nationalists showed up at Crissy Field. To see video and other photos of this event check out @jachristian coverage on twitter.
Thank you San Francisco, there was a lot of anxiety in the lead up to this Saturday. But we made it through while standing our ground and without getting anyone hurt. Now on to Berkeley & Oakland tomorrow.