Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday Peace March
A large protest march commemorating the fourth anniversary of the United States invasion of Iraq made its way up Market Street to Civic Center on Sunday afternoon.
The San Francisco Chronicle website announced that there were "about 3,000 protestors" but that number was a grotesque lowball as their own photos proved.
I'd say it was somewhere in the neighborhood of 20,000 to 40,000 people, but just like the police, "we don't do crowd estimates."
There was much clever signage including pre-made posters from Working Assets that read, "Another (fill in the blank) For Peace" where people wrote everything from "Wedding Planner" to "Giants Fan."
There were even a handful of brave reactionaries, though they were few and far between.
A new contingent to this seemingly endless series of marches was a large Iranian group looking fabulous.
There were also a number of good ragtag marching instrumentalists...
...and the group below won Best Band award...
...for their soulful brass.
No protest march would be complete, however, without hundreds of San Francisco police standing around looking unfriendly and useless while collecting lots of Sunday overtime.