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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, 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

photo by alex mak

Police barricaded all streets leading to Alamo Square, groups of protesters at times pushed at the fencing and at one point broke through to join a protest in front of Alamo Square. Photo Alex Mak

photo by alex mak

A faction of protesters made it past the police blockades and began a demonstration of unity in front of Alamo Square. Photo Alex Mak

Protesters at Alamo Square were literally surrounded by hundreds of San Francisco Riot Police. But the rally was relatively peaceful. Photo Alex Mak

The SFPD reportedly had every available officer on duty in the city on Saturday (est. 1,900 officers). Photo Alex Mak

just awesome. Photo Alex Mak

Protesters sitting and doing a unity clap, a la Cesar Chavez. Photo Stuart Schuffman

sf public defender @JeffAdachi speaking about human rights and standing up to hate. Alamo Square SF. Photo Alex Mak

March to the Mission

Photo Alex Mak

Photo Alex Mak

#SF. Photo Alex Mak

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.

Photo Alex Mak

Photo Alex Mak

Photo Alex Mak

Photo Alex Mak

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.

photo @AntoniaJuhasz

photo: @AntoniaJuhasz

photo @AntoniaJuhasz

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.

Photo: Alex Mak

Photo: Alex Mak

Photo: Alex Mak

Photo: Alex Mak

Photo: Alex Mak

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.

Joey Gibson, spokesman for ‘patriot Prayer’

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.

Patriot Prayer spokesman Joey Gibson showed up at Crissy Field in the afternoon with a dozen or so supporters. Photo @jachristian

Antifa counter-protester blasting noise to drown out alt right chants and speech. Photo @jachristian

Riot police at Crissy Field. Photo @jachristian


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.

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Alex Mak - Managing Editor

Alex Mak - Managing Editor

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