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.

2 comments:

Larry-bob said...

The reason for Yerba Buena Gardens was the MLK memorial. I thought it made a nice gathering spot. People went to the Castro afterwards anyway.

sfmike said...

Dear Larry-bob: I finally had the MLK memorial explained to me but it still struck me as a tenuous stretch since the last thing I think of when I hear Yerba Buena Gardens is Martin Luther King, Jr. In fact, the first thing that comes to mind for YBG are the words of my late friend Steven Greengard when appraising the new architecture with "I haven't seen anything this ugly since Frankfurt, Germany."