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Peaceful Protest attracts curious tourists, reporters and Castro community
By Melanie Nathan, January 31, 2015.
Melanie Nathan protests outside HRC store in the Castro
About 2 dozen LGBT activists from San Francisco and community members held a vigil outside the San Francisco Human Rights Campaign (HRC) souvenir store in the Castro today. The gathering, which took the form of a sidewalk noon brunch, outside the old Harvey Milk Camera store, was organized in solidarity with the ACT UP New York demonstration taking place this evening at the HRC Gala being held at the Waldorf Astoria. Another solidarity demonstration is expected in Washington D.C. today, at the HRC building.
Picture: Bill Wilson
Though billed publicly as a peaceful protest, HRC had called for a police presence in advance of the protest. When activists arrived, there were already 4 SFPD officers standing on the street. Activists unfurled a gigantic rainbow flag and…
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