Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Prop 8 Arrests at Grove and Van Ness
At 12:30 PM, a homophobic minister (above) was being screamed at by a small horde of angry people...
...as he crossed McAllister and Van Ness right in front of the California Public Utilities Commission building...
...with the state seal at its entrance which is always handy for media video crews.
The action at Grove and Van Ness had turned into a long, slow arrest process...
...of mostly young people sitting in the intersection.
A good klezmer trio was playing in front of Davies Symphony Hall while the brilliant lawyer David Waggoner (below) sat nearby and watched the show.
There are plans for a march from City Hall to Yerba Buena Center downtown at 5PM this evening which makes no sense symbolically at all. Are people supposed to be protesting bad modern art at MOMA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, rich people who live at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, or what?
It would make a lot more sense to march to the home of San Francisco Archbishop Niederauer who helped organize the Mormon campaign for Proposition 8. It's also way past time to stop giving a dime of city and county money to the Catholic Charities organization, an issue you might want to talk about with your City Supervisor.